Celtics vs. Nuggets Prediction 

Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets 11/5/18, Prediction & Odds

The Denver Nuggets have not lost a home game yet this season and are 8-1 overall heading into tonight's showdown with the Boston Celtics. Can Denver keep rolling tonight or is a bet on underdog Boston a better play?

Game Snapshot

511 Boston Celtics at 512 Denver Nuggets

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pepsi Center at 9:05PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 209.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Boston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Celtics fall on late 3-pointer

Boston had its four-game win streak snapped Saturday night as Victor Oladipo hit a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining to send the Celtics to a 102-101 loss. Marcus Morris paced Boston with 23 points off the bench on 9-of-13 shooting with six rebounds. Kyrie Irving contributed 18 points, six rebounds and three assists. Jayson Tatum had 14 points, six boards and three assists. Al Horford added 14 points and six caroms. Jaylen Brown had 12 points and seven rebounds. The Celtics led 28-18 after one quarter, but the game went into halftime tied at 45-45.

Nuggets win fourth straight over Jazz

Gary Harris scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with four rebounds Saturday night in a 103-88 home win over Utah. Denver dominated the fourth quarter to the tune of 35-15 to secure the win. Jamal Murray had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. Paul Millsap contributed 13 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Malik Beasley added 12 points and two boards off the bench.

NBA Betting Trends


The under is 5-0 in the last five Celtics games following a straight up loss. The under is 4-0 in the last four Boston road games.


The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.


Denver is one of the hottest teams in the NBA and its only defeat is at the Lakers. With a day of rest and staying at home, I like the Nuggets to make another statement tonight with a win over a Celtics team that traveled in after the tough loss at Indiana two days ago. I'm very high on this Denver team and there's no reason to pull off on a short spread here.




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