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2021 NBA Handicapping
(9-8) Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (9-8)
Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets N/A | Blazers N/A (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets +7/ Blazers -7
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
The Trail Blazers will continue their home streak as they play host to the Denver Nuggets.
Both of these squads are not playing on Monday. The action will resume on Tuesday night in Portland.
Right now, I am seeing the Blazers as a 7 point favorite and the total listed at 208.5. I would expect to see some changes between now and tip-off.
The Nuggets have not played great ball yet this year. They have shown flashes of what they can be, but it has been nothing special yet. I do feel that as the season goes on, they will get much better.
This team comes into this game having lost four in a row. Things do not get easier when they have to face a solid team in the Trail Blazers.
Denver is a team that a lot of people were high on and for good reason. When they are on their game, they are a very tough team to stop.
The big concern now for this ball club is the health status of Nikola Jokic. He is currently out with a wrist injury and there is no official timetable for his return.
This squad last played on Sunday, where they lost to the Phoenix Suns by a score of 126-97. Going on the road to play a very good team when you are short-handed is never a recipe for success and that got proven correct in the game.
Without Jokic, other people are going to have to step up. The leading scorer in the loss to Phoenix was Jeff Green, who had 19. Aaron Gordon chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers have played decent this year, but it has been nothing great yet. I would not put them among the top teams in the Western Conference. This team still has a lot of work to do.
Portland comes into this game with a record of 9-8. They are currently tied with Denver.
A big reason why team this has not been better is due to the struggles of Damian Lillard. Simply put, he has not played up to the level of what we have become used to and it is costing his team. He needs to be better as the year goes on.
The Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday by a score of 118-111. That was a good win for them over a solid team.
Lillard was much better in the win over Philly. He finished the day with 39 points and 7 assists. CJ McCollum added 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Portland.
- The Trail Blazers are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
- The Trail Blazers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Even though Denver will once again be without their best player, I feel they can make this game close.
These are games that the Blazers have to take advantage of. You cannot lose on your home floor to a Nuggets team that does not have Jokic.
I look for Portland to keep up their winning ways in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
I definitely expect the Trail Blazers to win this game, but I am not sold on them covering it.
I still feel that Denver can score in this game because I am not in love with the Portland defense. I have the Blazers winning the game, but the Nuggets keeping it within that number. I cannot lay the wood with Portland here, given how bad they have been ATS against Denver as of late.
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