What is the over-under for Nuggets vs Blazers odds?
Denver is favored by 11 points in the latest Blazers vs. Nuggets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 211.5. Before entering any Nuggets vs. Blazers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
What is the defensive rating of the Portland Trail Blazers?
The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.4. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (26th in basketball).
What time does the Portland Trail Blazers play the Denver Nuggets?
The Portland Trail Blazers (16-24) open a six-game road trip Thursday when they face the Denver Nuggets (20-19). Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Ball Arena. Below, we look at the Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
How did the Portland Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets?
The Blazers upended the Nets on Monday, 114-108, as Anfernee Simons double-doubled on 23 points and 11 assists. Portland outscored Brooklyn 32-19 in the third quarter as the Blazers overcame a 62-55 halftime deficit. All five Portland starters scored in double-figures in the win.
Nuggets at Trail Blazers odds, spread and lines
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Against the spread
The Nuggets did not cover the spread Saturday against the Kings but have covered the spread in seven of their last 10 games.
PASS on the money line. The Blazers are awful on the road and are missing their two best players while the Nuggets have been playing fairly well.
Against the spread
The Blazers only have three ATS road wins all season and also have the league’s worst overall ATS record at 15-25. If you expect them to cover the spread in a loss, you would be hoping for something rare — they’ve done so just once this season.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Predictions
Just having Lillard back in its own right will be a gigantic difference for the Blazers this time around. They also will most likely not have to deal with Jokic. It’s also in Portland where the Blazers have turned things around on their own. Lillard is back on track and might use this game as a springboard to even more consistency.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Head-to-Head
The first matchup between these two teams was on November 14 th in Denver. The Nuggets destroyed the Blazers 124-95 – although Lillard missed that game with an abdomen injury. Jokic stands to miss his third straight game Tuesday night.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Conclusion
The Blazers are 8-1 at home and are 5 th overall in league offense. Lillard is coming alive at the right time and Jokic is most likely going to sit. Plenty still points to the Blazers continuing their home winning streak with an easier victory.
How many times did the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers face each other in the NBA?
In the 72-game 2020-21 NBA regular season, the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers faced each other three times . The divisional duels were decided in favor of the Nuggets, two victories to one.
When did the Denver Nuggets win the miniseries?
The regular-season miniseries started with the Denver Nuggets winning 111-106 at home on February 23rd, guided by 41 points from Nikola Jokic. The second duel took place at Portland’s Moda Center on April 21st.
Who won the first quarter of the NBA?
The Trail Blazers got off to a red-hot start and won the first quarter 43-22. The Denver Nuggets’ Jokic, Facundo Campazzo, Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr. sat out the entire second half.
Status Of Jokic Key For Nuggets
The Nuggets are reeling. There’s news that Michael Porter Jr. may need surgery and his season could be in jeopardy. Jamal Murray is out. Bones Hyland is hobbled. Even usually invincible Nikola Jokic is banged up.
Lillard, Blazers Have Gotten On Track
The Blazers, meanwhile, faced an early season moment where things could go off the rails. They were absolutely destroyed in Denver eight days ago. Their effort was atrocious, even without Lillard, and they looked lost.
Nuggets-Trail Blazers Pick
I have this projected with the Nuggets favored by 3.5, even on the road based on halfcourt and transition data, before accounting for Jokic’s potential absence.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report
The main piece of injury news for the Denver Nuggets pertains to Nikola Jokic, as he has missed the past two games with a sprained wrist. He is listed as questionable for this matchup, but even if he plays he will be held back on the court. The Nuggets have also been without Michael Porter Jr.
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview
Denver’s biggest issue over their past five games has been on the defensive end. They are fifth in defensive rating in the NBA over that stretch, per NBA Advanced Stats. In October, they were second in the NBA in defensive rating, and are 20th in the NBA in November. The Nuggets have also lost and failed to cover their last four games
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Prediction and Pick
These are two teams heading in opposite directions. The Trail Blazers are playing good basketball and are 8-1 SU and 6-3 ATS at home this season. I expect Jokic to sit this game out tonight, and even if he does play he will be fairly limited with his wrist injury. Look for the Blazers to continue taking care of business on their home floor.