Both the Nuggets and Celtics are in bounce back mode at they square off on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver tonight. You can find more odds for all of the NBA games at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Nuggets made a very shocking trade on Thursday night before the trade deadline. They sent their center, and one of their best players, Nene to the Washington Wizards in exchange for young center JaVale McGee and veteran bench player Ronny Turiaf. This trade makes Denver even younger as a team as they now have 11 players who are 27 years or younger. They are coming off of a 103-90 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at home. With that loss the Nuggets have now lost three of their last five at the Pepsi Center. On the other hand there were many rumors of potential trades involving the Celtics leading up until the deadline, but they ended up not making any moves. The team came out last night in Sacramento with absolutely no effort as they were blown out by the Sacramento Kings by a score of 120-95.
Head to head the Celtics are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Denver. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4. The Nuggets usually bounce back well from an embarrassing loss at home as they are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 at home following a double digit loss. The Celtics however are 4-1 ATS in their last five vs. a team with a winning record. They are however an extremely noticeable 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games on the second day of a back to back and 2-10 overall ATS in their last 12 road games.
This game is a very tough one to call. The Celtics give us no confidence because of their recent putrid road record, but the Nuggets have not been exactly blistering either at home lately. The Nuggets though are a young team looking to adjust to playing without their center who was traded. The one thing the Celtics have is continuity and we think that will give them the advantage they need tonight and since they are getting points it makes them a bit more attractive from that standpoint as well to bet at the best sportsbooks.