Nuggets vs. Celtics Odds & Picks: Boston Covers in Fifth-Straight Win

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins gives her best bets for the Nuggets vs. Celtics game on Friday night.

In arguably the most exciting contest on Friday’s eight-game slate, the Denver Nuggets head to Boston to battle the Celtics with tipoff at 7:10 ET in the TD Garden. Both teams boast an 8-3 record and are coming into this matchup with a four-game winning streak.

Nuggets vs. Celtics Betting Odds

Nuggets Celtics
Spread +4.5 -4.5
Moneyline +155 -180
Over/Under 230

Nuggets vs. Celtics Best Bets


Boston Celtics -4.5 (DraftKings -110)

Both of these teams have been dominant offensively but Boston gets the edge here. They sit first in the NBA in offensive efficiency and second in points per game with 118.7. All three of the Nuggets’ losses this season have come on the road and historically they don’t play well against the Celtics, losing the last five contests between the two by an average of 14 points.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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Nuggets vs. Celtics Game Total Under 230 (DraftKings -110)

While this game features two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA, this contest should feature plenty of defense with a slower pace. The total has gone under 228 in the last five games between these two teams, with the last meeting at Boston reaching just 210. This number is a touch too high for these two defenses, give me the under here.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)

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