Boston at Denver Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on March 9, 2017 in

The Boston Celtics (41-24) continue their Western road swing in Denver (29-35) on Friday night. The Celtics ended a two-game skid in spectacular fashion on Wednesday as they beat the Golden State Warriors on their own floor, 99-86. The Nuggets have won three of five but lost at home to Washington, 123-113, on Wednesday night. Don’t forget to check out all of our NBA odds for the rest of the week.

Boston at Denver Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:00pm ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver
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Why should you bet on the Celtics?

The way the Boston Celtics finished their win against Golden State showed you the promise that the Celtics have to go deep into the playoffs. They played a grinding defensive style all night and peppered in some huge clutch shots, such as two three-balls by Jae Crowder and another by Isaiah Thomas in the fourth that followed three Golden State turnovers, draining the Warriors of the will to come back. Kelly Olynyk was huge off the bench, putting up 17 points, five rebounds and five assists, underlining the fact that Golden State has a real vacuum in the middle. Isaiah Thomas led the way with 25 points, adding another bullet point to his MVP resume. This style of play is what the Celtics need to copy all the way to the postseason.

Why should you put your money on the Nuggets?

Given that Denver was missing three starters (Kenneth Faried with a back injury and both Danilo Gallinari and Nikola Jokic with an illness), the fact that they only lost by 10 to Washington is impressive. Gary Harris led the way with 26 for Denver, Wilson Chandler scored 21, and Mason Plumlee added 19. Washington built a 24-point lead in the third period, but then the Nuggets went on a 16-5 run to make it a 12-point game going into the final frame. Both Gallinari and Jokic are expected to play against Boston, and a Nuggets team clinging to the bottom of the playoff race in the West will have plenty of motivation against an East contender on Friday night.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

Take the Celtics to win the game.