MAR 09 - Boston At Denver Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info

Boston At Denver NBA Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info

Written by on March 9, 2017

When we look at professional sports, we have a tendency to focus on what the teams are doing at the top of the standings. It’s a natural way to look at things, but in doing so, you can lose sight of some of the other great battles going on at any given time. For many, the focus is on what is happening in the Eastern Conference, where the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be struggling, especially with Andrew Bogut out for the season with a broken leg. That has opened a door for the chasing pack, with the Boston Celtics being the team looking most likely to make a run for the top. Over in the West, there is a similar type of race going on at the top, but things are even tighter down near the final couple of playoff spots. The Denver Nuggets are clinging to the #8 spot right now, but they are feeling the heat from the chasing pack. The Celtics and Nuggets hook up in Denver on Friday night, with both teams needing a win for very different reasons. Find the updated NBA betting lines here.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Boston Celtics At Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info

When: Friday, March 10 at 9 PM ESTWhere: Pepsi Center, DenverTV: ALTITUDERadio: WBZ and KKFNLive Stream: NBA Game PassNBA Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Boston Celtics

At just 2.5 games back, the Boston Celtics (41-24) look like the team most likely to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a run for their money in the Eastern Conference. The problem that the Celtics have is that they have not been able to take advantage of the slips suffered by the Cavs. The gap would certainly be a good deal tighter if Boston had not just gone 5-5 in its last 10 games. That is not the sort of record that you can put together if you have any shot at winning the conference. Boston lost their meeting to the Nuggets earlier this season, but prior to that, they had taken down Denver in each of the 4 previous meetings. The Celtics should be the favorites again here, but their current form will not make this one a slam dunk.

Why bet on the Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets (29-35) are grimly hanging on to the #8 spot in the west, but there are a handful of teams right on their heels just below the playoff line. If they are going to figure in the postseason, the Nuggets are going to need to continue to pick up wins at home, where they are currently 17-16. They also need to find a way to start getting some wins against the better teams in the NBA, as going 7-21 versus teams with a winning record is not something that is particularly encouraging. The Nuggets did get a nice win over the Celtics earlier this season, but that is no guarantee of a win here.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

These two teams may be pretty far apart in terms of wins and losses, but I still believe that this will be closer than some might expect. I’m taking the Celtics to win, but not in convincing fashion.

Boston Celtics 109 Denver Nuggets 106