Celtics vs Nuggets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 16, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 16, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (15-11) will attempt to continue a three-game winning streak when they hit the road to take on the Boston Celtics (13-12) on Tuesday, February 16 at TD Garden as  underdogs. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-BOS. The point total in the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 16, 2021, 6:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Nuggets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 16

Celtics:
Marcus Smart: Out (Calf),
Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist),
Daniel Theis: Day To Day (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)

Celtics and Nuggets Records ATS

  • Boston has compiled a 13-12 record against the spread this season.
  • The Celtics have an even record against the spread when favored by at least 3 points, going 6-6 this season.
  • 13 of 25 Boston games this season (52%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Denver holds a losing record ATS this season with 12 wins and 14 losses ATS.
  • As at least a 3-point underdog, the Nuggets frequently meet expectations with a 7-6 record against the spread.
  • Denver and its opponents have often hit the over this season, doing so in 69.2% (18) of its 26 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • In Boston’s matchups this season, the Celtics and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s over/under of 221.5 points 14 times (56% of opportunities).
  • In 17 out of Denver’s 26 games this year (65.4%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • This season the average total for Celtics games is 219.8 points, 1.7 fewer than the over/under of 221.5 points for this contest.
  • Nuggets’ games have a total points bet of 226.5 points this season, 5.0 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average implied total for the Celtics this season is 112.5 points, 0.5 more points than their implied total of 112 points in Tuesday’s game.
  • Boston has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (112) 11 times this season.
  • The 113.7-point average implied total on the season for the Nuggets is 4.7 more points than the team’s 109-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Denver has scored more than this game’s implied total of 109 points 21 times this season.
  • The Celtics are at the 22nd spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (110.4 PPG), while the Nuggets allow the eighth-fewest points per game (111) in the league.
  • The Celtics have totaled 25 more points than their opponents this season (one per game on average), and the Nuggets have scored 117 more points than their opponents (4.5 per game).

Celtics Leaders

  • Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics in scoring, racking up 26.0 points per game.
  • Brown’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 31.5, 3.5 lower than his season average of 35.0.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 6.1 assists a game and Tristan Thompson paces the squad with 8.2 rebounds per matchup.
  • Thompson’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 19.5, 3.8 higher than his season average of 15.7.
  • Jayson Tatum connects on 2.8 threes per game to lead the Celtics.
  • Tatum’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots greater than his season average of 2.8.
  • Smart leads the team with 1.8 steals per game. Tacko Fall collects 1.3 blocks a contest to pace Boston.
  • Smart’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals less than his season average of 1.8.

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in all things points, rebounds and assists, racking up 26.5 points, 11.6 grabbing rebounds and handing out 8.7 assists per game.
  • Jokic’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is listed at 11.5 rebounds, 0.1 rebounds less than his season average of 11.6.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is tops from three-point range for the Nuggets, knocking down 2.3 threes per game.
  • Porter’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 1.2 shots higher than his season average of 2.3.
  • Nobody on Denver grabs more steals than Jokic (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Porter (1.2 per game).
  • Jokic’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

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