Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 2/23/2024

The Denver Nuggets (37-19) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (15-39) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. The Nuggets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers

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The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nuggets notched a win against the Wizards in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 130-110. the Nuggets not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -15.5-point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 233 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets are 37-19 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are 4th and sit 3rd in the Northwest division.

Denver has an overall ATS record of 23-31 for the season so far. The Nuggets maintain an ATS record of 10-18 on the road, while they have a 13-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Timberwolves with a final score of 128-91. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Trail Blazers couldn’t cover as +9.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 216 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Despite being big underdogs (+9), the Trail Blazers are looking to add to their overall record of 15-39 with a win over the Nuggets. In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers have gone 6-31 compared to their 9-8 record in non-conference games.

Portland comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-29 so far this season. The Trail Blazers have three straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 1-4 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

The Nuggets come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 114.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Nuggets have been one of the most efficient teams in the league, ranking 8th in field goal percentage. However, their three-point shooting has been below average, hitting just 36% of their attempts (15th).

Denver’s offense has been better at home, where they are 9th in scoring at 119.1 points per game. However, on the road, they are just 25th at 109.7 points per game.

Overall, the Nuggets are 18th in the league in scoring at 114.2 points per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 44.6% of their games this season.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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In 54 games games, Portland has an average of 107.9 points per game (29th).

At home, the Blazers are averaging 110.0 points per game, which ranks 28th in the league. Overall, they are 29th in scoring at 107.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Portland is 20th in the NBA at 98 possessions per game.

Despite being 30th in field goal percentage, the Blazers are 9th in two-point attempts and are shooting 49% from inside the arc. From three-point range, they are hitting just 35% of their shots, which is 25th in the league.

When it comes to sharing the ball, Portland is last in the NBA in assists at 22.6 per game. In terms of offensive rebounding, they are 5th in the league at 11.9 per game.

Nuggets Team Defense

On defense, the Nuggets come into the game ranked 6th in the league in points allowed at 110.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 108 points per contest (7th). Inside the arc, the Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.7% and 36.4% from three-point territory.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

On the defensive side, Trail Blazers is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 116.7 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.6% while allowing 34.6% from downtown.

Key Players For The Nuggets And Trail Blazers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Nikola Jokic will be the primary scorer for the Nuggets, with 26 points and going 10/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 26 points per game along with 12.1 boards.

On the other side, Anfernee Simons is our projected leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 43.3% and is averaging 22.9 points per contest.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • Across the Nuggets last five road games, the team averaged 99 points per game while allowing 116. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • Across their last five home contests, Portland has a 4-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 111 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Portland posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • Denver has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction

Not only do we have the Nuggets winning this one by a score of 121-106, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Nuggets at -9.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 218 and our model has the Nuggets and Trail Blazers finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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