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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/4/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2-4-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/4/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers are on a four-game winning streak and look to make a big run for a playoff spot. They will be battling the Denver Nuggets next who have started to pick it up once again but they were halted in overtime during their last game. This matchup will happen this Tuesday, February 4, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and it will be televised live by altitude. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are places where basketball fans can catch the game via online live streaming. It is seen by NBA Betting Covers that the Nuggets are going to be the team that will hold on to the victory.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/4/2020

When: February 4, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver Colorado
TV: Altitude
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/4/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +5 (-110) 219 o (-110) +150

Denver Nuggets
-5 (-110) 219 u (-110) -170
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting

The Portland Trail Blazers are making a big run for the playoffs with Damian Lillard producing a Kobe-esque type of performance for the past games. CJ McCollum is back in action after missing a couple of games but he didn’t miss a beat and has complimented Lillard’s stellar play. Carmelo Anthony came in this December and has become a very vital cog into the system of the Blazers. With Nurkic out, Whiteside has become a very huge piece for them as he produces 16 points, 14.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks every night. Against the Denver Nuggets, Whiteside is the x-factor on how he would be able to contain the big guy on the court.

Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 48 GP 48 GS 37.1 MIN 29.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.4 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 27.44 PER

C. McCollum SG 46 GP 46 GS 35.7 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.68 PER

H. Whiteside C 46 GP 46 GS 30.8 MIN 16 PTS 4 OR 10 DR 14.1 REB 1.2 AST 0.4 STL 3.1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.9 PF 0.6 AST/TO 25.4 PER

Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets have been clicking recently and before their overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons, they had won four of their last five games. The team had been suffering from injuries from its key starters from Paul Millsap, Mason Plumble and Jamaal Murray. Another blow to them has been the inconsistency of Michael Porter Jr. who seems to be in-and-out of the roster as well. They will need Will Barton to step up along with Gary Harris and Jerami Grant. This is going to be a tough game for the Nuggets and limiting the production of Lillard and McCollum is going to be in the minds of the coaches.

Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 49 GP 49 GS 32 MIN 19.9 PTS 2.4 OR 7.7 DR 10 REB 6.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 24.15 PER

W. Barton SF 46 GP 46 GS 33.4 MIN 15 PTS 1.5 OR 5 DR 6.5 REB 3.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.9 PER

J. Grant PF 49 GP 16 GS 25.6 MIN 11.1 PTS 0.9 OR 2.7 DR 3.6 REB 1.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 0.8 TO 2.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.01 PER

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 2/4/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 8 games.
Portland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Portland are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Denver.
Trail Blazers are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games against Denver.
Portland are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on the road.
Portland are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Portland are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Nuggets are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver’s last 13 games against Portland.
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Denver are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Portland.
Nuggets are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Tuesday.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Skal Labissiere PF Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Denver Nuggets

Paul Millsap PF Knee is out indefinitely
Mason Plumlee C Foot is OUT 2-4 weeks
Jamal Murray PG Ankle is upgraded to “?” Tuesday vs Portland
Michael Porter Jr. SF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets
20-28 Against the Spread 21-23
26-23 Straight Up 21-29
113 Points per Game 109
114 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.65 Offensive FG% 45.98
81 Offensive FT% 77.88
36.79 Offensive 3PT% 35.11
44.75 Defensive FG% 45.66
76.43 Defensive FT% 74.74
36.83 Defensive 3PT% 33.77

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

It is quite a show that Damian Lillard is producing right now but playing on the Pepsi Center gives the Nuggets that extra advantage by Online Betting for this game. The key matchup will be the battle of the centers between Nikola Jokic and Hassan Whiteside.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Nuggets art home is -170 while the Trail Blazers are handed +150 if they win on the road.

ATS: It is 5 points across the spread between both teams with the Trail Blazers owning the +5 while the Nuggets are on the other side with -5.

TOTALs: 219 is the predicted total for this game with the Nuggets the team under while the Trail Blazers are over.

Score Prediction: 114 – 108 Nuggets