NBA betting has the Portland Trail Blazers favored at home on Thursday in a game set to be televised by TNT.
It is the second game for both teams already this season as the Nuggets opener up last night at home vs. Utah while the Blazers were home on Tuesday vs. Houston. Portland definitely has the scheduling advantage in this basketball betting matchup.
NBA betting stats indicate that the Trail Blazers and Nuggets split the season series a year ago for the second straight season. The home team won each game last year. Overall, the Nuggets have won 18 of the last 24 meetings, including 11 of 12 games played between the teams in Denver but Portland has done well at home in NBA betting.
The national TV spotlight is going to be on every NBA betting matchup between these two teams this season. This one happens to be on TNT television. Last year in this NBA betting series it was LaMarcus Aldridge leading the Blazers with 17.3 points per game. Four other players were in double figures for the Blazers as NBA betting stats showed – Travis Outlaw (14), Brandon Roy (13.8), Rudy Fernandez (12.5) and Steve Blake (12). Joel Przybilla grabbed an NBA betting series best 11.8 rebounds in four games against the Nuggets a year ago. Portland shot 46.8% from the field in the four NBA betting contests while limiting Denver to 43.8% shooting.
The Trail Blazers’ 34 home wins last NBA betting season were four more than any other Portland team has won since moving to the Rose Garden in 1995. Portland’s 34-7 (.829) home record was fourth-best in the NBA. The key in this basketball betting game on Thursday could be rebounds. Portland outrebounded its opponents by double digits in 23 games last basketball betting season. The Blazers were first in the league in offensive rebounds per game.
In the last ten meetings in Portland between the two teams each team has won five times. Portland won 101-92 and 104-76 in the home games last season and covered the NBA betting number both times. Both of those games went under the basketball betting total. This should be an interesting NBA betting game on Thursday to watch and wager on since Denver and Portland are considered two of the top teams in the West behind the Los Angeles Lakers.