Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 11/11/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
TD Garden is where the Boston Celtics will compete against the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
The Nuggets played the Pacers and took home the win by a score of 122-119 in their last game. Denver finished the contest having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (43 of 88) and converted 12 out of their 28 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 24 of 26 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In terms of the defense, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 46.9% from the field on 45 of 96 shooting. Indiana distributed 28 assists and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, Indiana grabbed 44 rebounds (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Indiana ended up going 78.9% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 19 tries. They also converted 14 of 42 attempts from downtown. With respect to fouls, the Nuggets finished with 15 while the Pacers recorded 23 fouls.
Aaron Gordon is someone who played a role in this contest. Gordon finished the contest at 62.5% from the floor and recorded 6 assists. He played 34 mins and snagged 16 rebounds. He finished with 18 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Denver enters this matchup with a mark of 8-3 on the season. They turn it over 16.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Denver is collecting 45.5 boards per game and has tallied 317 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are shooting 42.0% on three-point attempts (146 of 348) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 116.7 points per contest (7th in the NBA) while hitting 50.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Nuggets have forced 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They give up 35.3% on 3-point shots while they are 19th in the NBA in opponents PPG (114.4). The Nuggets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.2% (470 of 976) and they concede 41.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 15th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 292 surrendered this season.
For their last game, the Celtics got the win with a final of 128-112 when they faced the Pistons. With respect to how they rebounded, Boston permitted Detroit to pull down 48 in total (15 offensive). They shot 21.2% from three-point range via 7 out of 33 and ended up going 31 out of 40 at the charity stripe (77.5%). The Celtics allowed the Pistons to convert 37 out of 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.6% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Celtics went 47 out of 88 from the floor which had them sitting at 53.4%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Boston converted 18 out of 46 attempts (39.1%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.2%. The Pistons had 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 5 steals for the contest. The Celtics snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the contest.
Jaylen Brown was important for the Celtics for this game. He made 11 of 19 in the game giving him a rate of 57.9%, and added 7 rebounds. Brown had 30 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for this contest.
Boston has a mark of 8-3 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Celtics are shooting 48.3% from the field, which ranks 4th in the NBA. Boston has totaled 1,306 points on the year (118.7 per game) and they pull down 41.4 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 25.9 times per contest (11th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. The Celtics commit 22.0 fouls every game and they go 84.7% from the free throw line.
The Celtics on defense are ranked 17th in the league in PPG given up with 114.2. They have forced 12.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (15th in basketball). The Boston defense concedes 35.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (124 of 353) and their opponents are connecting on 79.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 21.6 assists and 44.8 total rebounds per game, which is 3rd and 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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