NBA on Sunday includes an ESPN televised game as the Denver Nuggets host the Portland Trail Blazers.
These teams have split their last five games but the Nuggets are favored in this basketball betting matchup because they are at home. Here is a look at this Sunday matchup between the Blazers and Nuggets.
NBA betting has seen the teams split their two games this season but both of those games were in Portland. This will be the first meeting between the teams in Denver this season. The Nuggets have won three of the last four at home against the Blazers. Five of the last six in this series have gone under the NBA betting total.
The Nuggets have won 11 of the last 12 games played between the teams in Denver, with Portland’s only road win coming on Dec. 16, 2007. The Trail Blazers have shot just 43.3% overall in the two meetings with Denver this season. Brandon Roy has averaged 35.5 points in the two games.
Portland comes into this game having won three straight and five of their last six. The Blazers have been a very good road team this season in NBA betting. They are 20-11 vs. the point spread this season on the road. This latest winning streak has put the Blazers in pretty solid shape to make the playoffs and they might even be able to move out of the 8th spot. Getting Brandon Roy back healthy has been the big key in NBA betting. Portland plays good defense as they are 3rd in the league as NBA betting stats show and when Roy is healthy, the Blazers have a scorer who can win games.
Denver is the second best team in the Western Conference. They are just average against the basketball betting odds though. At home they are right around the .500 mark in NBA betting. The Nuggets go over the total in their home games for the most part while they go under the total on the road. The Nuggets have the second ranked offense in the league so it does make sense that they go over the basketball betting total.
This should be an entertaining basketball betting game as Brandon Roy and Carmelo Anthony face off. Roy has had big games against Denver in the past while Anthony is capable of scoring 30 points or more in any game.