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(16-15) Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (16-15)
Friday, December 22 finds two Western Conference foes entering their tenth week of play in the 2017-18 regular season for the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.
This season the Nuggets and Blazers already played each other with the Blazers taking home the first matchup.. For the all-time series, the Portland Trail Blazers hold the all-time series record with 97-76 against the Denver Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets need to get back on track as they are riding a two game losing streak coming into this contest against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Nuggets are coming off losses against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Denver started off the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on the right foot as they would shutdown the Wolves to only 17 points in the first quarter, but that would only last for the first quarter.
It was all down hill from there as the Nuggets would get outscored in the rest of the quarters as it was quite over when the Timberwolves dropped 32 points in the 4th quarter. The Nuggets leading scorer Nikola who dropped 22 points in the loss.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are also wanting to get back on track as they too are riding a two game losing streak with recent losses against the Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs. It went down to the wire against the Spurs but failed in the 4th quarter to knock down game winning shots.
Portland has lost five straight games at home as the Blazers are getting quality wins on the road but not in front of their home fans. The Blazers have a great opportunity to get back on track as the Nuggets have too struggled in recent games.
In the close loss against the Spurs, the Blazers leading scorer was once again Damian Lillard who had 17 points but was limited to 37% from the court. The Spurs shut him down early.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Nuggets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Trail Blazers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Trail Blazers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction
Denver is looking good on the road right now as the Blazers seem to be missing a piece to their home record.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver Nuggets Spread
Take the points as I would even pick the Nuggets straight up in this game. The Blazers are committing turnovers left and right which will lead to easy points for the Nuggets.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver 92 – Portland 94
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