Free NBA Pick: Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Playoffs – Round 2
(3-2) Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (2-3)
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2019
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -4
NBA Betting Total: 215
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This has been a grind-it-out series for both teams. The four-overtime thriller in Game 3 aside, these two have low-key been physical and both squads are getting to the point where only so many adjustments can be made.
Denver needs this game to get to the Western Conference for the first time since 2009. The Blazers haven’t been since 2000, but they need to win this one just to extend the series to a Game 7.
The Nuggets need to keep doing what works: Letting Nikola Jokic run the offense while letting Jamal Murray take over the offense as needed.
Jokic has been a machine, and that’s said in the most positive way possible. His massive frame (again a good thing) has allowed him to over-power Portland’s smaller and slimmer frontcourt players all while remaining as effective as ever when making plays for others and operating between the elbow and the perimeter.
Murray, on the other hand, has been able to do his work in spurts by getting to the rim and hitting jumpers efficiently. For much of this series, he’s been the best point guard on the court.
That’s saying something considering the guy looking back at him in the matchup of floor generals is Damian Lillard, the consensus MVP of the playoffs entering Round 2.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers need Lillard Time more than ever.
Although this team was pleased to see a complete game from its squad in Game 2 (and then again in Game 3)—after all, a balanced approach is hardly ever a bad thing—Lillard has looked like a shell of the guy who dominated Russell Westbrook in Round 1.
If the Blazers are to win this series, they need to get this game.
If the Blazers are to get this game, they need Lillard to play the same way he was when he became the NBA’s golden boy versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-2 in DEN last 11 vs. NBA Northwest.
- POR are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Thu. games.
- Over is 19-7-1 in POR last 27 home games.
- Over is 21-10-2 in POR last 33 games as a favorite.
- Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Denver Nuggets Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Nuggets get it done.
Before this series began, I picked Portland in 7. That outcome is still possible, but the Blazers just haven’t had the ability or size to slow down this Nuggets team, and the culmination of that should take place in Game 6.
4* Free NBA Playoff Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
The Nuggets get the win against the spread, the victory straight up, and the W in the Round 2 series.
NBA Free Game 4 Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 114 – Portland Trail Blazers 103
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