The Denver Nuggets and the Boston Celtics will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 10-point favorites versus the Nuggets, while the game’s total is sitting at 193½.
The Nuggets were defeated 110-99 by the Cavaliers last time out, as 7-poiunt road underdogs. The combined 209 points made it OVER the posted total of 200.
Chauncey Billups tossed in a game-high 26 points from 9-for-13 shooting from the field in the loss.
The Celtics outscored the Hawks 27-25 in the fourth quarter to earn a 103-102 victory on Wednesday. The Celtics failed to cover the 10.5-point spread, while the 205 points sailed OVER the posted total of 183.5.
Kevin Garnett scored 25 points and hauled down 12 rebounds for a double-double and Paul Pierce tossed in a game-high 34 points in that win.
Boston has won 6 straight games.
Denver: 4-4 SU, 6-2 ATS
Boston: 8-1 SU, 4-5 ATS
Denver most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Denver is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Denver is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Denver
Boston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Denver
Denver home to Minnesota, Sunday, November 16
Boston at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 15