Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/8/2022 – An exciting Western Conference play is all set to get underway as the Denver Nuggets take on the Portland Trail Blazers in an important game. The Nuggets are in the fourth spot and the Blazers are currently sitting in the eighth position. Denver is coming into this game riding a three-game losing skid and the Blazers are currently riding a two-game winning streak. The NBA picks tonight are updated online and the Nuggets are in desperate need of a victory to break their losing skid against the Blazers.
|When:||Thursday, December 08, 10:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Moda Center in Portland, Oregon|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
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Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets are four games ahead of the .500 mark with a 14-10 record on the season. The Nuggets are trailing the Grizzlies and are ahead of the Kings. Denver lost their last game against the Mavericks with a final score of 116-115. From the offensive end, the Nuggets are averaging 114.8 points per game and are giving up 113.7 defensively. Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr. are the other top players on the team. The Nuggets are shooting at 39.7 percent from the three-point radar.
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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) December 8, 2022
Players to watch: Nikola Jokic C 20 GP 20 GS 32.2 MIN 23.2 PTS 2 OR 8.2 DR 10.1 REB 8.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 3.3 TO 3 PF 2.7 AST/TO, Jamal Murray PG 19 GP 19 GS 29.8 MIN 17.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3.2 DR 3.7 REB 4.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.3 PF 2.5 AST/TO, Michael Porter Jr. SF 16 GP 16 GS 29.1 MIN 16.4 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 1.3 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.1 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming into this game with a 13-11 record on the season. The Blazers are coming off a victory against the Pacers with a 116-100 final score. The Blazers are averaging 110.3 points per game and are giving up 111 points in return. Damian Lillard is closing in at 25.8 points per game. Anfernee Simons is the second leader in scoring with 24.7 points and three rebounds. Jerami Grant and Jusuf Nurkic are closing in with 10 rebounds. The Blazers still have room for improvement from both ends.
52.3% from 3
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— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 5, 2022
Players to watch: Damian Lillard PG 11 GP 11 GS 35.2 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.9 OR 3.4 DR 4.3 REB 7 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.69 PER, Anfernee Simons SG 15 GP 15 GS 35.6 MIN 22.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.9 DR 3.3 REB 4.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 17.11 PER, Jerami Grant SF 16 GP 16 GS 35.9 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.9 OR 3.8 DR 4.7 REB 2.4 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 16.44 PER
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Numbers
Nuggets is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Portland.
Denver is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Denver’s last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Portland.
Denver is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Nuggets is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
Denver is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in December.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games against Denver.
Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Portland’s last 14 games when playing at home against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Portland is 2-15 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
Blazers is 4-12 SU in their last 16 games played in December.
Portland is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Thursday.
Michael Porter Jr. SF Is questionable on Thursday vs Portland, Heel
Collin Gillespie PG Is out indefinitely, Leg
Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Payton II SG Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Denver, Conditioning
Nassir Little SF Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Denver, Hip
Keon Johnson SF Is out indefinitely, Hip
|11-12-0||Against the Spread||10-6-1|
|115||Points per Game||116|
|–||Points Allowed per Game||–|
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Denver Nuggets have a better shot at this game as they are all set to defeat the Trail Blazers with the latest NBA picks on their side. The Nuggets are stronger in their scoring and defensive gameplay. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: -120 is the moneyline for the Nuggets and -111 is the moneyline for the Trail Blazers.
Spread: A spread of -1 (-119) is out for the Nuggets and a spread of +1 (-119) is out for the Heat.
TOTALs: Look for the total to go over 226.5 over -105 for the Nuggets and the same to go under for the Heat.
Score Prediction: 117-113 Nuggets win.