Nuggets vs Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 10 (Boston Exploits Denver's Turnover Issues)
Nuggets vs Celtics Game Info
2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Denver Nuggets (8-3, 4-3 Away) vs. Boston Celtics (8-3, 4-1 Home)
Date: Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: TD Garden — Boston, MA
Coverage: NBA TV
The 2022-23 NBA season has eight games planned for Friday, Nov. 11, including an inter-conference clash between the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics. The Nuggets' 122-119 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday marked their fourth consecutive win, leaving them looking for more tonight.
Meanwhile, the Celtics have also won four straight games following their 128-112 win against the Detroit Pistons that same night. Jayson Tatum had yet another noteworthy performance for Boston, finishing with a game-high 31 points while shooting 5-of-11 from three-point range.
Nuggets vs Celtics Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DEN: (+160) | BOS: (-190)
Spread: DEN: +4.5 (-110) | BOS: -4.5 (-110)
Total: 230 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Celtics enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230 points, which is in the middle of Friday's projected totals.
Nuggets vs Celtics Prediction & Pick
Fans are in for a treat tonight because it isn't often that you get to see two teams with identical records on four-game winning streaks squaring off. There also shouldn't be any offensive shortages as the Nuggets and Celtics own the sixth- and second-best offenses, respectively.
Though the teams appear to be even, one area where the Celtics have an advantage is ball control. The Nuggets have been mistake-prone throughout the year, giving the ball away the fifth-most frequently while allowing the eighth-most points off turnovers.
Boston also must take advantage of Nikola Jokic's lack of scoring. The two-time NBA MVP is scoring at a 21.2 PPG clip, which is his lowest average since the 2019-20 season (19.9 PPG). Considering how the Celtics allow the 12th-fewest points in the paint, it could be a long night for Denver's superstar.
Including the fact that the Nuggets also allow the fifth-most points on the road this season, I like the Celtics' odds of continuing their win streak with a victory at TD Garden.
Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 120 | Nuggets: 112
Nuggets vs Celtics Betting Trends
- Denver is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against Boston.
- Boston is 10-2 straight up in its last 12 home games against Denver.
- The total has hit the over in five of Denver's last six road games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Boston's last five games.
Nuggets vs Celtics Best Bet
As far as best bets go, I'm going with the Celtics covering the 4.5-point spread. They've covered the spread in five of their last six games against the Nuggets, which includes five victories by a margin of five-plus points. With Denver also struggling over its last 12 trips to Boston and having defensive issues on the road, give me the Celtics covering as -4.5 favorites.
Bet: Celtics -4.5 (-114)
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