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2019 NBA Playoffs – Round 2
(3-3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (3-3)
Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Time: 3:30PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Denver -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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Game 7. The energy in the arena will be top notch, and the fact that this series has gotten low-key chippy and disrespectful means it won’t lighten up on the court.
These two tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard hasn’t looked the same as he did in Round 1 against Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Part of that is because his efficiency is down and he’s not hitting those ridiculous 30-footers with the same regularity.
The other part is that he hasn’t had that same chip on his shoulder. There isn’t a high-octane personality like Westbrook looking back at him talking trash, and he’s been able to let his guard down a bit.
With this series getting just a little bit ugly (both in on-court fracases and off-court jabs from both players and media members alike), Lillard just might have the motivation he needs entering Game 7.
Out of the Blazers and Nuggets, Portland is the far more volatile team, in that you never quite know which version of them you’re going to get.
Denver, on the other hand, has made it very clear which team you’re going to see night in and night out.
Occasional shooting struggles aside, the Nuggets have made it a focus to bully the Blazers. Their size gives them a huge advantage both at the rim and on the boards, and they’ve been able to take full advantage of that thus far.
In Game 7, look for Jamal Murray and Gary Harris to have big spurts of offense, but the load will largely be placed squarely on the shoulders of Nikola Jokic.
The Joker has been arguably the MVP of the postseason, and his ability to both bully Portland and act as Denver’s primary playmaker is impressive to say the least.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-3 in POR last 10 Sun. games.
- Under is 14-5 in DEN last 19 home games.
- Over is 11-4 in DEN last 15 Sun. games.
- Under is 19-7 in DEN last 26 games as a favorite.
- POR are 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
- Over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction: Nugs close out.
The Blazers could very well make this a closer game than the 5.5-point spread currently predicts, but chances are, the Nuggets pull away late in the closing minutes.
4* Free NBA Playoff Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
Nuggets move on to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, while the Blazers move on to their offseason—one where they’ll need to decide if the second-round run was enough to justify keeping the core during Jusuf Nurkic’s recovery or if the letdown after the way Round 1 finished will force them to make a change in the coming months.
NBA Free Game 5 Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 113 – Portland Trail Blazers 106
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