The Denver Nuggets are underdogs in basketball betting at Portland on Thursday in a game that can be seen on TNT. The Nuggets have been inconsistent this season and are just 6-5 while the Blazers are only a half game better at 7-5. The Blazers are favored in NBA basketball betting at Sbg global in this game because they are at home.
Denver 6-5 SU, 4-6-1 ATS
The Nuggets are a team in limbo. They are probably not going to be able to keep Carmelo Anthony and there is a good chance that Chauncey Billups will be gone as well. Head coach George Karl looks ready to retire and the Nuggets are a tough team to bet. The Nuggets have the talent to win any game on their schedule but you just don’t know when Anthony will have a big game and when the team will be inspired to win. Denver has not played well on the road so there is no guarantee they win this game on Thursday.
Portland 7-5 SU, 6-4-2 ATS
The Blazers have not been much better than Denver. They do get some good news on Thursday though as Brandon Roy returns to the lineup. The Blazers were able to win on Tuesday without Roy in the lineup as Wesley Matthews had a big night against Memphis. Portland has been a better team at home than on the road and that is the main reason they are favored in NBA basketball betting against Denver.
Thursday Basketball Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. Denver has simply been awful on the road. They are 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 road games. Portland is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Western Conference and they are -4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. Since both teams have poor trends, let’s look at the total. The Under is 5-1 in the Nuggets last 6 road games. The Under is 6-1 in the Trail Blazers last 7 home games. The Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Portland so perhaps taking this game Under is the way to go. If you need to play a side then perhaps taking the points is worth a shot since the Nuggets are 26-10-1 ATS in the last 37 meetings between the two teams.