Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Trail Blazers a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 211 points.
Denver enters with an 8-5 overall record and 5-8 ATS after a 125-107 home victory over the Magic. Portland is 6-6 overall and 4-7-1 ATS following a 101-97 home loss to the Nets. The Trail Blazers won three of four meetings straight up last season and went 2-2 ATS. All four games went over the total.
The Nuggets were led by Jamal Murray with a career-high 32 points in the win over Orlando. Will Barton contributed 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Nikola Jokic added 12 points, 17 boards and nine assists. Denver led 70-47 at halftime.
Jusuf Nurkic paced the Blazers in the loss to Brooklyn with 21 points and five rebounds. Damian Lillard had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists. CJ McCollum added 17 points and four assists. Portland led by six at halftime, but were outscored 31-18 in the third quarter.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings and 5-1 in the last six meetings in Portland.
These two squads love to run up the point total when playing against each other. We're not going to bank on it stopping tonight. Denver has a fantastic offense when everything is clicking, but is not known as a strong defensive team. Portland can take advantage of soft defense and secure over bettors their win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NUGGETS/TRAIL BLAZERS OVER 211