NBA odds could be beaten for the title by the Celtics as they are a seasoned and veteran team of winners that come to play hard and take care of business in each NBA betting matchup.
The Denver Nuggets will host the Boston Celtics on Thursday night with a starting time of 10:30 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critical inter-conference matchup of top playoff contenders so be sure to have your account open and ready for action.
Boston had a basketball sports betting record of 40-14 straight up and 26-26-2 against the spread. The Celtics were 13-11 against the spread on the road and went under the total in 14 of their 24 away games.
Most important is the fact that Boston has established supremacy in the Eastern Conference as the top team and with their dominance over the Miami Heat in head to head matchups. Boston is clearly the team to beat in the East as they look to get another shot at the Finals after blowing a 3-2 lead to the Lakers last year.
Boston had the top ranked defense in the NBA and was ranked 20th for offensive scoring production. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 18.8 points per game while Rajon Rondo continued to be an assist machine with 12.2 per game.
The big question for Boston the rest of the way will be whether or not their aging roster can maintain their excellence down the grueling stretch of the NBA regular season schedule and then play on through the even more punishing post season.
Denver was 32-25 straight up and 24-30-3 against the spread. The Nuggets have been a poor betting basketball value at home with just 12 payouts in 29 games while going under the total in just 12 of their games as a host.
Denver was sluggish heading into the All Star Break with just 2 payouts in 6 games. The Nuggets were a team of extremes with the NBA odds as they were the highest scoring offensive team in the league but ranked a poor 25th in the NBA for scoring defense.