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2020 NBA Handicapping (Orlando Restart)
(31-38) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (45-23)
Date: Thursday August 6th, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -4
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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The Portland Trail Blazers take on the Denver Nuggets for a Thursday night contest. This is a massive game for both teams particularly Portland. Portland is currently one game behind the Memphis Grizzlies who hold the eighth seed.
Denver on the other hand is in third place and is only half a game behind the second-seeded Clippers.
The Trail Blazers are led by their stellar backcourt of Damian Lillard (28.8 ppg), and CJ McCollum (22.5 ppg).
The Nuggets are led by Nikola Jokic who is averaging 20.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 6.9 assists.
Can Lillard lead Portland to a massive victory? Find out below as we cover this matchup.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a 110-102 win against the Houston Rockets. Both teams had their struggles on offense most of the night. Portland shot 41 percent from the field and Houston shot 39 percent.
Damian Lillard led Portland with 21 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. CJ McCollum wound up with 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. The key in the contest simply came on the glass where the Trail Blazers out-rebounded the Rockets 64-39.
Jusuf Nurkic added 18 points and 19 rebounds in the win. The team did a good job in containing James Harden and Russell Westbrook who combined for 38 points.
The Denver Nuggets are coming off a 132-126 win against the San Antonio Spurs. The teams went into the fourth quarter tied before the Nuggets outscored the Spurs 43-37. Michael Porter Jr. led the Nuggets with 30 points and 15 rebounds. Jokic went for 25 points and 11 assists.
Neither team played much defense as the Nuggets shot 55 percent from the field and the Spurs shot 50 percent. Jerami Grant wound up with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting. The Nuggets out-rebounded the Spurs 46-35 in the contest.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
- Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver.
- Over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction: Trail Blazers
Denver is getting magnificent play from Jokic and Porter Jr. as of late but it won’t be enough here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trail Blazers
Portland has closed the gap on Memphis and is within a game this one. Look for Lillard and McCollum to lead Portland to a massive win here.
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