Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
When: Friday, December 6, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Boston Celtics will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
Nuggets Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Nuggets were able to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over the New York Knicks on Thursday and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Celtics, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth consecutive win over Boston.
Denver is averaging 106.1 points per game, which is 23rd in the league. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets with 18.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Nikola Jokic is averaging 15.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game, while Will Barton is averaging 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.
The Nuggets are the best defensive team in the league, holding opponents to 101.9 points per game. They have given up less than 100 points in a game in four of their last six games and will need to continue playing well on the defensive end to beat the Celtics on Friday.
Celtics Going For Fifth Win In Six GamesThe Celtics have played well since they returned from their Western Conference road trip and have won four of their last five games. They will be going for their third win in a row and fifth win in their last six games when they face the Nuggets on Friday.
Boston was unable to snap its losing streak against the Nuggets when they played in Denver last month. With the team back at home, they will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak to the Nuggets when they meet for the final time in the regular season on Friday.
The Celtics have played well offensively, averaging 110.8 points per game. They are shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. In their last game, they scored 112 points against the Miami Heat and will need a similar performance to beat the Nuggets on Friday.
Jaylen Brown led the way for the Celtics with 31 points and four rebounds. Kemba Walker finished with 28 points, four rebounds, and seven assists, while Jayson Tatum added 19 points and five rebounds for the Celtics.
Boston has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 103.9 points per game. They held the Heat to 93 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Nuggets on Friday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Denver is:
- 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Boston is:
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division.