Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Prediction

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction: Will Portland Cover? 1/22/18

Will the Portland Trail Blazers cover the point spread as a road underdog when they visit the Denver Nuggets at 9:00 p.m. ET?

WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Denver. According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Nuggets are 3-point home favorites to knock off the Trail Blazers, who opened as 4.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 212.5 but was bet down to 210.5.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Portland. As of Monday afternoon, 57% of betting tickets wagered online are on the Trail Blazers to cover the spread. That said, 63% of the money wagered at online sports books is on Denver. Meanwhile, 65% of the betting tickets and 77% of the money is on the over.

WHO WE LIKE: Portland. As of Monday afternoon, the Trail Blazers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games in Denver. They’re also 11-4 against the number in their last 15 games when playing against Northwest opponents, are 6-0 against the number in their last six games played on Monday, and are 3-1-1 at the betting window in their last five games following a win.

The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games versus conference opponents and are 1-5-1 at the betting window in their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.



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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Kings guard Iman Shumpert was stopped from going into Portland's locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento's 115-107 victory Monday night.

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