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Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 2/16/2021

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (15-11) have an opportunity to earn an upset victory when they take the court as only 1.5-point underdogs against Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics (13-12) on Tuesday. A 221-point total has been set for the matchup.

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How to Watch

Time: 7:00 PM EST
TV Channel: NBCS-BOS

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Celtics vs. Nuggets Betting Data

Celtics vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -1.5 -110 -110 221 -110 -110

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston holds a winning record against the spread this year, going 13-12 ATS.
  • The Celtics' record against the spread as at least a 1.5-point favorite is above .500 at 7-6.
  • Boston has covered the over/under the majority of the time, in 13 of 25 games (52%).

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 12-14.
  • When they're at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Nuggets are 9-8 against the spread.
  • Denver hit the over in 69.2% of its games (18 of 26 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • In Boston's matchups this season, the Celtics and their opponents have eclipsed Tuesday's over/under of 221 points 15 times (60% of opportunities).
  • In Denver's games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Tuesday's matchup over/under in 17 out of 26 matchups (65.4%).
  • The Celtics average 110.4 points per game against the Nuggets' 115.5, totaling 4.9 points over the matchup's total of 221.
  • This game's total is 0.6 fewer points than the 220.4 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Celtics have seen a 219.8 average over/under in their games this season, 1.2 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Nuggets' games have a total points bet of 226.5 points this season, 5.5 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Previous Matchups

Boston and Denver have each won five games over the last 10 head-to-head matchups, while the Celtics maintain a 2-0 advantage covering the spread against the Nuggets.

Celtics vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/6/2019 Celtics Celtics -4 205.5 -168 140 Regular Season 108-95 BOS
11/22/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -5.5 206.5 -215 175 Regular Season 96-92 DEN
3/18/2019 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 114-105 DEN
11/5/2018 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 115-107 DEN
1/29/2018 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 111-110 BOS
12/13/2017 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 124-118 BOS
3/10/2017 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 119-99 DEN
11/6/2016 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 123-107 DEN
2/21/2016 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 121-101 BOS
1/27/2016 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 111-103 BOS
  • 12/6/2019 DNP - Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 11/22/2019 DNP - Celtics: Gordon Hayward
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    Celtics Players to Watch

    • The Celtics scoring leader is Brown, who averages 26.0 per contest to go with 5.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
    • Boston's leading rebounder is Tristan Thompson averaging 8.2 boards per game and its best passer is Marcus Smart and his 6.1 assists per game.
    • Jayson Tatum makes more threes per game than any other member of the Celtics, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.
    • Smart is Boston's leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Tacko Fall leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • Jokic is atop nearly all of the Nuggets' leaderboards by recording 26.5 points, 11.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game.
    • Michael Porter Jr. is reliable from three-point range and leads the Nuggets with 2.3 made threes per game.
    • Denver's leader in steals is Jokic with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Porter with 1.2 per game.

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    Injury Report

    Celtics:

    Marcus Smart: Out (Calf),

    Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist),

    Daniel Theis: Out (Finger)

    Nuggets:

    Greg Whittington: Out (Knee),

    Monte Morris: Day To Day (Shoulder),

    Will Barton: Out (Personal),

    Gary Harris: Out (Left Adductor),

    Paul Millsap: Out (Knee),

    PJ Dozier: Out (Hamstring)

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