Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets

NBA Games Betting Odds Preview: Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets

April 5th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

For the first time since 2013 the Denver Nuggets are playoff bound.  Extending Denver’s success is All Star Center Nikola Jokic.  In his fourth season in the NBA Jokic has broken out as a key component of the Nuggets success.  Most important of all is that Denver has been a consistent NBA games betting odds value at home.  Along the same lines the Portland Trailblazers boast a star weapon in Damian Lillard.  Head coach Terry Stotts will lead the Trail Blazers to the post season for the sixth consecutive season.  Lillard makes Portland among the best NBA offenses.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets

Date and Time:  Friday, April 5, 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

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Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets TV Coverage: ESPN

Portland Trail Blazers

Now Portland has been getting the cash in recent games.  Trail Blazer backers have been paid in three of their last four outings.  Just one of their last four games have gone over the total.  Damian Lillard is the marquee man for Portland with 26 points per game.  And one of the most accomplished players in the Association.  Lillard is a four-time NBA All Star and made the team this year.  Additionally, he was the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year.  Adding to the intrigue regarding Lillard is that he played at the college basketball outpost of Weber State.

Stats to Consider

Owing to Lillard’s efforts is a record of 49-28 for the Trail Blazers.  Only 33 times out of 77 games has Portland failed to get the cash.  NBA rankings have the Trail Blazers at sixth for scoring offense and 14th for points allowed.  By contrast Denver is 51-25 straight up, 39-37 against the spread, and 31-44-1 under the total.  Nuggets metrics are 19th for scoring offense but sixth for points allowed.

Analyze your Bet

Late on Portland has been a strong NBA games betting value on the road.  To show, the Trail Blazers have covered 10 of their last 13 games away from home.  Only three of their last 10 in that role have gone over the total.  Although Denver has been a strong play long term at home recently they have been an overlay.  Consider that Denver has paid in only three of their last eight home games.  Seven of their last eight at Pepsi Center have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

Denver has held the online sportsbook advantage in their series with Portland.  For example, the Trail Blazers have covered just three of their last nine games against the Nuggets.  Four of the last six between these teams have gone under the total.  And at the Pepsi Center things have not gone much better for Portland.  In fact, the Blazers have paid in only one of their last four visits to Denver.  Five of the last seven between these teams at Pepsi Center have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Denver’s Nikola Jokic could be the NBA games betting odds difference in this one.  To illuminate Jokic is averaging 20.3 points, 7.4 assists, and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets NBA games Betting Odds Picks

In this situation Denver’s home advantage against Portland is the difference.

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Online Pick:  Denver Nuggets

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Nuggets 109, Trail Blazers 98

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