Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Pick
Are the host Denver Nuggets going to prevail in a must-win game tonight versus the Portland Trail Blazers? Tip-off is at 9PM ET.
715 Portland Trail Blazers at 716 Denver Nuggets, 9PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Nuggets are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 219.5 points.
Denver opened as a 5-point favorite before it dropped slightly, while the total has risen a point from 218.5. The spread is at -4.5 everywhere, while the over-under is at 219.5 almost everywhere but shopping around can find it at 219.
As of Monday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets are coming in on the Nuggets. Online wager info also shows that 66 percent of bets are coming in on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Portland power forward Ed Davis (ankle) is probable to play tonight. Small forward Maurice Harkless (knee) is out until mid-April. Shooting guard CJ Wilcox (knee) is out indefinitely. For Denver, shooting guard Gary Harris (knee) is doubtful. Power forward Tyler Lydon (knee) is out indefinitely.
Denver is in a must-win situation as it is even with Minnesota with a 45-35 record, but is behind the Timberwolves in the tiebreaker for the eighth spot in the Western Conference postseason. The Nuggets are capable of impressive performances whenever they are at home and with Portland in a much better spot with home-court advantage solidified in the first round, I think Denver is the right side to bet on here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS -4.5