Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 20

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 20, 2022, 9:04 AM
  • The Celtics (35-26) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Nuggets (34-25)
  • Total (Over/Under): 222.5 points
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on ALT & NBCS-BOS

The Boston Celtics visit Ball Arena to take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EDT in Denver.

The Celtics are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Celtics are 35-33 against the spread, while the Nuggets are 33-38 against the spread.

The Celtics vs Nuggets Over/Under is 222.5 total points for the game.


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Celtics vs. Nuggets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Boston Celtics-3.5 -110O 222.5 -110-160
Denver Nuggets +3.5 -110U 222.5 -110135

Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

  • 35-33 against the Spread (-1.3 Units / -1.66% ROI)
  • 43-28 against the Moneyline (-7.1 Units / -4.05% ROI)
  • 32-38 against the Over for game total points (-9.8 Units / -12.55% ROI)
  • 38-32 against the Under for game total points (+2.8 Units / 3.59% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Spread in 17 of their last 22 away games (+14.80 Units / 61% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Moneyline in 15 of their last 18 away games (+11.47 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 4Q Spread in 20 of their last 30 games (+11.15 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Spread in 13 of their last 18 away games (+8.61 Units / 43% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 2H Moneyline in 14 of their last 17 games (+7.40 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 64 games (-17.45 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the Team Total Over in 25 of their last 59 games (-14.23 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 32 of their last 70 games (-8.65 Units / -11% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Nuggets have gone:

  • 33-38 against the Spread (-8.8 Units / -11.27% ROI)
  • 42-29 against the Moneyline (-9.3 Units / -5.7% ROI)
  • 39-31 against the Over for game total points (+4.9 Units / 6.27% ROI)
  • 31-39 against the Under for game total points (-11.9 Units / -15.24% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 38 of their last 59 games (+17.16 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 34 of their last 55 games (+14.20 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the Game Total Over in 37 of their last 59 games (+13.90 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the Team Total Over in 22 of their last 32 games (+10.05 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1Q Spread in 32 of their last 52 games (+9.68 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 19 of their last 58 games (-35.14 Units / -41% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 22 of their last 65 games (-23.06 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 26 of their last 71 games (-20.38 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 3Q Spread in 21 of their last 59 games (-19.74 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the Game Total Under in 21 of their last 59 games (-19.70 Units / -30% ROI)

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Boston Celtics: Keys to the Game vs. the Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets: Keys to the Game vs. the Boston Celtics

The Nuggets were 7-3 (.700) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .503

The Nuggets are 43-18 (.705) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Nuggets are 34-11 (.756) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .542

The Nuggets are 14-5 (.737) when allowing fewer than 10 fastbreak points this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .570

Injury Report: Nuggets vs. CelticsSunday‘s Game, Mar. 20

  • Zeke Nnaji (Nuggets): The Nuggets have listed Nnaji as OUT for Sunday’s game (Mar. 20) against the Celtics.
  • Vlatko Cancar (Nuggets): The Nuggets announced that Cancar had surgery on his foot and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks.
  • Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets): Porter Jr. has been cleared for on-court contact and is hoping to return sometime in March, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Jamal Murray (Nuggets): Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and no timetable has been announced for his return.
  • Aaron Nesmith (Celtics): The Celtics have listed Nesmith as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game (Mar. 20) against the Nuggets.

Boston Celtics Offensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics had 20.6 free throw attempts per game last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Celtics are shooting 82% from the free throw line (773/946) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 77%

The Celtics averaged 1.33 points per shot (4,061 points/3,058 shots) in the second half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.28

The Celtics have averaged 10.5 offensive rebounds per game (1,244 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Denver Nuggets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 14.7 assists per game (633 assists/43 games) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.4

The Nuggets have 18.0 free throw attempts per game this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Nuggets have averaged 8.7 offensive rebounds per game (376 rebounds/43 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Nuggets are shooting 50% (2,609/5,184) in the first half since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

Boston Celtics Defensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics have blocked 259 shots this season — 4th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have averaged 5.4 blocks per game (315 blocks/58 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Celtics blocked 374 shots last season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have blocked 633 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

Denver Nuggets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 3.8 blocks per game (164 blocks/43 games) this season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (249 blocks/59 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets stole the ball 582 times last season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (487 blocks/115 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9


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