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Nuggets Try to Get Back on Track against Resurgent Portland Tuesday

NBA Betting: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Odds and Predictions

At the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign were high hopes for the Nuggets.  Denver made quite an impression at the 2020 NBA Playoffs.  Nikola Jokic exploded on the NBA betting scene as a budding superstar.  So far this season, Jokic has lived up to the billing.  Problematic is a lack of help from his teammates.  Speaking of superstars, the Trail Blazers boast the services of Damian Lillard.  Accordingly, Lillard has led a resurgent Portland team into Western Conference playoff contention.  Lillard is shooting lights out for the Blazers.  Portland is one of the hottest clubs on the board.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Information

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
TV Coverage: ABC

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Betting Odds

Trail Blazers +8 (-110) 231 (-110)
Nuggets -8 (-110) 231 (-110)
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Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets CashBet Wagering Analysis

Sharps are going to look hard at Portland for this sportsbook matchup.  Cause by the Trail Blazers hot streak and profit-taking.  Lillard is riding a dominant streak heading into this one.  Most impressive is that the Trail Blazers are winning without Lillard’s top sidekick CJ McCollum.  Owing to Portland being the road team is the likelihood of a price break.  Squares will flock to the home court Nuggets.  Jokic adds to the price tag with his strong play.  And that is all that casual fans need to plunk down coin on Denver.

Portland Blazes a Trail to the Cashier’s Cage

Portland has gotten the money in six of their last seven games.  Four of their previous six outings went over the total.  As a result, the Trail Blazers have a betting on NBA record of 18-10 straight up, 16-13 against the spread, and 16-13 over the total.  Portland ranks 3rd in the NBA for scoring offense but 26th for points allowed according to sports betting sites.  Second place in the Northwest Division is the Trail Blazers’ standing.

Namely, guard Damian Lillard is on fire with 30 points and 7.9 assists per game.  Lillard has scored 29 or more points in eight of their last nine games.  Further, he has had ten or more assists in four of his previous five games.  Center Enes Kanter adds 11.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest.  CJ McCollum is out until early March with a foot injury.  McCollum was averaging 26.7 points per game.

Denver Finds Few Nuggets of Gold on Board Lately

Late on, the Nuggets have covered only two of their last five games.  Three of their last five tilts went under the pro basketball betting total.  Denver stands at 16-13 straight up, 13-16 against the spread, and 20-9 over the total.  In sum, the Nuggets rank 4th for scoring offense and 12th for points allowed.  Third place in the Northwest Division belongs to Denver.

Center Nikola Jokic has become a dominant force for the Nuggets.  To illustrate, Jokic averages 27 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game.  Guard Jamal Murray adds 20.6 points per game.  Of great concern is the drop in production after Jokic and Murray.

Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets Against the Spread

Overall, Denver is 6-8 against the spread at home.  Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers are 11-4 vs. the line on the road.

Denver has had the advantage in this basketball betting series.  To show, the Trail Blazers have paid in just five of their last 18 matchups with the Nuggets.  Over the total has paid in 11 of the previous 15 games between these teams.  And then at Denver, Portland has covered only two of their last eight visits.  Four of the last five between these teams at Denver went over the total.

Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets CashBet Free Pick  

Although the Trail Blazers are in good current form, this is not a great spot. As mentioned earlier, the Nuggets have had the NBA gambling advantage in this series.  So too, is Lillard carrying too much of the load without McCollum.

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