Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Prediction
A pair of teams that have won seven of their last 10 games, respectively, will clash in Denver on Sunday night when the Nuggets host the Portland Trail Blazers at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will the Nuggets cover as a small home favorite?
8:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 13, 2019
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Trail Blazers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217 points and as of this writing, 70% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
C.J. McCollum was hot on Friday, scoring 30 points (12-of-20 FGs) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Hornets. McCollum notched his seventh 30-point game of the season in Friday's blowout win. He struggled from 3-point land for the whole month of December, but he's up to 38.9% over his last five games and has hit multiple triples in all of them. McCollum hasn't been quite as good as he has been the last few years, but he's surging of late and continues to be one of the more reliable players in fantasy hoops.
Denver Nuggets Fantasy Spin
Nikola Jokic posted a double-double for the seventh straight game Saturday vs. the Suns, tallying 23 points (8-of-15 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), ten rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and one three-pointer in 34 minutes. This wasn’t the best night for the Nuggets, as the team dropped a road game in Phoenix to the team with one of the NBA’s worst records. As for Jokic, while his double-double streak continues he was unable to post a third straight triple-double. In seven games this month the 7-footer is averaging 25.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers per game. Not only is Jokic one of the top options in fantasy basketball, but he’s also a player whose name has been mentioned by some in early MVP chatter (and rightfully so).
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six games coming off a win of more than 10 points.
The Nuggets have failed to cover in five of their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Trail Blazers are 0-3-1 at the betting window in their last four games against the Nuggets while the favorite is 5-1-1 against the number in the last seven meetings between these two teams. The Nuggets are also 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 home games, are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games playing on zero rest and are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning percentage of above .600. Finally, the Blazers have dropped eight of their last 11 games against the spread away from Portland and are just 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -4.5