Today’s NBA Game Prediction: Nuggets vs. Celtics – Basketball Pick for 3/18/19

NBA – MON 3/18 | 7:30 PM EDT | TD GARDEN

Denver Nuggets Looks to Win Four Straight Games

The Denver Nuggets managed to win their third straight game as they managed to hold off the Pacers at home in their last contest to maintain contact with the Warriors. The Nuggets are second in the Western Conference, one game behind Golden State for the top spot: they are 4.5 games ahead of Portland in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets trailed by 11 after the opening quarter, cut the lead to three at the half and took a four-point lead after three quarters. The game was tied at 100 in the final seconds when Paul Millsap hit the game-winning layup with seven seconds to go. Denver shot 47.6 % from the field, including 11 of 38 from three-point land and benefited from 11 missed free throws by the Pacers. Nikola Jokic led The Nuggets with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists before being thrown out of the game in the win.

Celtics Building on Momentum Try to Stop Denver From Sweeping Season Series

The Boston Celtics won their second straight and their fifth game in the last six contests as they knocked off the Hawks at home. Boston entered Sunday fifth in the Eastern Conference, 9.5 games behind the Bucks for the top spot: they were 6.5 games behind the Raptors in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics led by seven after the opening quarter, by 12 at the half and by 13 after three quarters only to see the game tied at 112 with 5:53 to play. Boston went on a 9-0 run to regain control of the contest and went on to the win. The Celtics shot 47.3 % from the field, including 13 of 36 from three-point land, and forced  to turn over the bal17 times in the win. Kyrie Irving led Boston with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the win.

Denver is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games and face a Boston team that’s won five of six and is finally looking like the team everyone expected in the beginning of the year. Lay the points.

PICK *BOSTON -3.5

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