Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/23/2021 Betting Odds
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
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Denver are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum SG Foot is out indefinitely
Paul Millsap PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Portland
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