Celtics vs. Nuggets: High-Octane Showdown on the Hardwood!

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Boston Celtics

Celtics

48W-13L

Boston Celtics

March 07, 2024

11:00PM EST

Odds: 220.0 o/u

Nuggets

42W-20L

Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets

Alright, hoop heads, grab your popcorn and strap in for some late-night NBA action as the 48W-13L Boston Celtics, fresh off a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Cavs, are about to invade the Ball Arena and clash with the 42W-20L Denver Nuggets, who are still nursing a ten-point wound from the Suns. Tip-off is at 11:00PM EST, so you might want to get that espresso machine ready. The Celtics are breathing down the necks of the top spot in the Eastern conference, while the Nuggets are trailing by just a single game in the Wild West. The bookies have set the over/under at a tantalizing 220.0, with the Celtics slightly favored at -1.0, and the Nuggets at 1.0. So, will the Celtics continue their Eastern dominance, or will the Nuggets strike gold at home? Let’s dive into this showdown and see what our fantasy picks should look like.

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 07, 2024 11:00PM EST
Location: Ball Arena, Denver

Vegas Odds

BOS ML DEN ML Over/Under Line
Open -115 -105 221.5 -1.0/1.0
Recent -115 -105 220.0 -1.0/1.0
Difference 0 0 -1.5

Team Performance

bos Team Logo
LAST 10
9W-1L
AWAY
18W-10L

53.5% Win Probability

den Team Logo
LAST 10
6W-4L
HOME
24W-6L

46.5% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
01/19/24 Denver Nuggets DEN 31 24 26 21 102 Under
Boston Celtics BOS 32 29 21 18 100
01/01/23 Boston Celtics BOS 28 26 31 26 111 Over
Denver Nuggets DEN 37 25 36 25 123
11/11/22 Denver Nuggets DEN 25 32 34 21 112 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 33 33 31 34 131
03/20/22 Boston Celtics BOS 33 35 30 26 124 Over
Denver Nuggets DEN 27 16 32 29 104
02/11/22 Denver Nuggets DEN 32 28 19 23 102 Under
Boston Celtics BOS 30 21 25 32 108

Starting Lineups

Celtics Notable Injuries

  • Jaden Springer (SG/SF): Avg: 3.7pts, 1.6reb, 1.0ast, 10.8 minutes. Last game: 03/03/24. Impact: 1.5
  • Svi Mykhailiuk (SG/SF): Avg: 2.8pts, 1.0reb, 0.5ast, 7.9 minutes. Last game: 03/03/24. Impact: 1.3

Nuggets Notable Injuries

  • Julian Strawther (SG/SF): Avg: 5.1pts, 1.3reb, 1.0ast, 12.5 minutes. Last game: 02/28/24. Impact: 0.9
  • Collin Gillespie (PG): Avg: 3.3pts, 0.7reb, 0.8ast, 8.5 minutes. Last game: 02/23/24. Impact: 1.4
  • Jalen Pickett (PG): Avg: 1.8pts, 0.5reb, 0.7ast, 5.2 minutes. Last game: 02/28/24. Impact: 0.4
  • Braxton Key (PF): Avg: 1.0pts, 0.8reb, 0.5ast, 3.2 minutes. Last game: 02/25/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Jay Huff (C): Avg: 1.5pts, 0.8reb, 0.1ast, 3.1 minutes. Last game: 02/28/24. Impact: 0.9
  • Hunter Tyson (PF): Avg: 0.5pts, 0.8reb, 0.1ast, 3.0 minutes. Last game: 02/28/24. Impact: 0.3

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Celtics Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #24 #14 #1 #9 -6.7%
PF #1 #13 #7 #5 -12.6%
PG #13 #4 #17 #6 -9.9%
SF #7 #5 #7 #3 -14.1%
SG #11 #21 #12 #6 -5.0%

Nuggets Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #2 #13 #20 #15 -2.3%
PF #20 #23 #18 #21 3.2%
PG #12 #10 #30 #16 0.7%
SF #16 #17 #20 #20 2.3%
SG #6 #6 #20 #5 -5.5%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
124.2
112.7
Rebounds per Game
45.9
46.4
Assists per Game
28.6
30.4
Steals per Game
6.6
7.8
Blocks per Game
6.8
6.1
Shots per Game
87.5
91.4
3-Pointers Made per Game
16.8
11.6
2-Pt Percentage per Game
61.2
55.1
3-Pt Percentage per Game
42.3
35.7
Turnovers per Game
10.9
13.6
Fouls per Game
16.2
16.5

Recent Trends

  • Xavier Tillman (C): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 46.7% to 11.8, 22.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Celtics have a 1-game losing streak on the road. Overall, they are on a 1-game losing streak. The Nuggets have a 1-game losing streak at home. Overall, they are on a 1-game losing streak.
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