Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets NBA Tips 11/22/2019
Game: Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -4.5
Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics (11-3, 1st in the Atlantic Division) head to Pepsi Center on Friday where they'll take on the Denver Nuggets (10-3, 1st in the Northwest Division). The odds on this contest have Denver as 4.5 point favorites. The total is set at 210.
The Celtics are covering 66.7% of the time, having gone 8-4-2 ATS. Denver is covering 50.0% of the time, going 6-6-1 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/20/2019 Romeo Langford SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Jayson Tatum averages 20.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Nikola Jokic averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.8 per game. The Celtics allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 23rd in the league with 106.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Nuggets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Nuggets surrender 102.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Celtics are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 7th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Denver is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 6th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -4.5
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