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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2-23-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021 – The Portland Trail Blazers are now on back-to-back losses and they wish to avoid getting to a losing streak at this point. They will be on the road as they face the tough Denver Nuggets this Tuesday, February 23. It will be held at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado and the game begins at exactly 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. TNT holds the broadcast rights for this game and it will be shown also through an online live stream for NBA League Pass subscribers. The Denver Nuggets are forecasted by NBA Run Line to win this game and give the Portland Trail Blazers their third straight loss.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021

When: February 23, 2021 10:00 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +6.5 (-110) 231 o (-110) +220
Denver Nuggets -6.5 (-110) 231 u (-110) -275
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting

The Portland Trail Blazers are on a tough skid as they lost to the Washington Wizards and now the Phoenix Suns. It was a 32 point blowout with the final score settling at 100-132. Damian Lillard has 23 points to lead the team along with seven assists but committed six turnovers as well. Nassir Little was able to step up from the bench and he contributed 18 points and five rebounds. Carmelo Anthony tallied only 10 points while Gary Trent Jr. finished with 11. Not many players stepped up on the offense and this team needs to find some help soon for Lillard who has been shouldering a lot.

Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 28 GP 28 GS 36 MIN 30 PTS 0.5 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 7.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 1.6 PF 2.5 AST/TO 27.08 PER

C. McCollum SG 13 GP 13 GS 33.8 MIN 26.7 PTS 0.5 OR 3.4 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.2 PF 5 AST/TO 26.38 PER

G. Trent Jr. SG 27 GP 14 GS 30.5 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.6 OR 1.6 DR 2.1 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 1.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.81 PER.

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets have lost three of their last three games and it has been a tough time for them. Their record went down to 16-14 and they are now seventh in the NBA Western Conference sandwiched by the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. Their most recent match was with the Atlanta Hawks and lost by eight points, 115-123. Jamal Murray picked up the scoring with 30 points as Nikola Jokic struggled shooting just 33% from the field. Will Barton and Monte Morris each had 15 points while Facundo Campazzo had 16 points off the bench.

Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 30 GP 30 GS 35.9 MIN 26.6 PTS 2.9 OR 8.2 DR 11.1 REB 8.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.6 BLK 3.4 TO 3.1 PF 2.5 AST/TO 30.96 PER

J. Murray PG 28 GP 28 GS 35 MIN 20.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 17.75 PER

M. Porter Jr. SF 20 GP 13 GS 26.9 MIN 13.9 PTS 1.2 OR 4.9 DR 6 REB 1 AST 1 STL 1.2 BLK 1.1 TO 2.3 PF 1 AST/TO 17.54 PER.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland’s last 7 games.
Portland are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Trail Blazers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against Denver.
Portland are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 9 games on the road.
Portland are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Denver.
Trail Blazers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games this season.
Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver’s last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver’s last 15 games against Portland.
Denver are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Denver are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver’s last 9 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Denver are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games played in February.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

CJ McCollum SG Foot is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Wrist is out indefinitely
Harry Giles PF Calf is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely

Denver Nuggets

Paul Millsap PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Portland
Gary Harris SG Hip is out indefinitely
JaMychal Green PF Shoulder is OUT Tuesday vs Portland
PJ Dozier PG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Portland
Greg Whittington PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets
16-14-0 Against the Spread 13-17-0
17-13-0 Straight Up 21-9-2
115 Points per Game 116
116 Points Allowed per Game 112
44.34 Offensive FG% 48.37
81.82 Offensive FT% 77.69
38.67 Offensive 3PT% 38.36
47.69 Defensive FG% 47.37
78.17 Defensive FT% 76.29
36.55 Defensive 3PT% 36.58

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

Even with the slip, the Denver Nuggets own home court advantage and that makes them the best pick to win according to Best Sports Book Online. The Portland Trail Blazers on the other hand will enter a losing streak.

Moneyline: The Trail Blazers as the underdogs are given an ML of +220 while the Nuggets are -275.

ATS: It is 6.5 points on the ATS for this game with the Trail Blazers are +6.5 while the Nuggets are -6.5.

TOTALs: 231 points is the total handed to this game with the Trail Blazers are the team over and the Nuggets are under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 111, Nuggets