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(1-1) Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets (1-0)
Date: Saturday October 29
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center Denver, CO
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 211
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After a solid performance in their season opener shooting over 68% from beyond the 3-pt arc they struggled for deep in their 114-106 loss to the Clippers in their last game.
The Nuggets won their season opener beating the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 even though Anthony Davis had a monster game going for 50 points.
The Blazers won 3 of 4 games facing the Nuggets last season winning the last 3 after losing the first match up in Denver.
After 2 games the Blazers rank tied for 9th in points per game and tied for 21st in opponents’ points per game.
In their loss to the Clippers the Blazers held L.A. to a FG% of only 40.7%, but they only shot 22.2% from beyond the 3-pt arc, and they committed 18 turnovers.
The Blazers are led by their backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum and while Lillard went for 29 points in the loss to the Clippers McCollum only had 16 points on 5/12 shooting.
After getting a solid effort from the bench in the Blazers opening win they only totaled 20 points in the Clippers loss.
The big guys for the Blazers have to step up in this game, as while they had the same amount of rebounds in the Clippers game they gave up 6 more offensive boards.
This is Portland’s first road game of the season and last season they were only 16-25 on the road.
Last season the Nuggets ranked 20th in the league in points per game and 22nd in opponents’ points per game.
In their season opening win over the Nuggets they did not shoot a scorching FG% (44.6), but even in allowing Davis to go for 50 points they played solid overall D holding New Orleans to 41.3% shooting from the floor.
The Nuggets especially defended the 3 well, as New Orleans only hit on 3 of their 19 3-pointers.
Denver got solid production from their frontcourt players in the win over New Orleans with the SF duo of Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton and C Jusuf Nurkic combining for 60 points.
Staring PG Emmanuel Mudiay went for 11 points, but was only 2/8 from the field.
Nurkic also had 9 boards in the game and he will be key in this match up since the Blazers lack a true legit center.
The Nuggets won their game against New Orleans on the road and this game will be their first at home this season. Last season they were 18-23 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PORT is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- PORT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest.
- DEN is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- DEN is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- DEN is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The Blazers were not a great road team last season, but in Denver tonight they will win and cover the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland +2.5
Their backcourt will be too much for the Nuggets to handle and while Denver won their season opener it was facing a weak Pelicans’ squad.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Blazers 104 – Nuggets 101
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