Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 5/22/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 5/22/2021 – Portland Trail Blazers will open the first game of their best-of-seven series against the Denver Nuggets from Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Portland completed their regular season at the sixth position in the Western Conference play. The Trail Blazers managed to clinch their playoff position and held the same record as the Lakers. Denver Nuggets proved their best after securing third place in the Western Conference play. The Nuggets were behind the Suns and ahead of the Clippers. The top online sportsbook predictions favor the Blazers to take out the Nuggets in their first game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 5/22/2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 5/22/2021 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Trail Blazers won 42 and dropped 30 games in their regular season. Portland defeated Denver Nuggets in their last game with a final score of 132-116. The Blazers had Damian Lillard as their leader in scoring with an average of close to 29 points per game. Lillard is also the leader in assists with 7.5 per game. When it came to rebounds, Enes Kanter was the leader with 11 boards per game. Portland’s scoring offense reached 116.1 on average per game while their defense gave up 115.5 to opponents.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 67 GP 67 GS 35.8 MIN 28.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3 TO 1.5 PF 2.5 AST/TO 25.65 PER
C. McCollum SG 47 GP 47 GS 34 MIN 23.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 4.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 1.9 PF 3.4 AST/TO 20.81 PER
N. Powell SF 27 GP 27 GS 34.4 MIN 17 PTS 0.9 OR 2.4 DR 3.3 REB 1.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.2 PER.
Denver Nuggets Betting
Denver Nuggets completed their regular season with a 47-25 record on the season. The Nuggets held the same record as the Clippers and they ensured to stay ahead of the Mavericks. Nikola Jokic was the leader in scoring with 26.4 points and 10.8 eight boards in their regular season. Jokic was the leader in assists with 8.3 boards per game. Michael Potter Jr was the second-leading scorer for Denver. Overall, Denver touched 115.1 points with their scoring offense and gave up 111.0 with their defense.
Players to watch: N. Jokic C 72 GP 72 GS 34.6 MIN 26.4 PTS 2.8 OR 8 DR 10.8 REB 8.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 3.1 TO 2.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 31.36 PER
J. Murray PG 48 GP 48 GS 35.5 MIN 21.2 PTS 0.8 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.33 PER
M. Porter Jr. SF 61 GP 54 GS 31.3 MIN 19 PTS 1.5 OR 5.8 DR 7.3 REB 1.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 1.3 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.63 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 5/22/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out for season
Austin Rivers SG Illness is “?” Saturday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
Portland Trail Blazers might have completed the sixth position, but they have a better scoring offense than the Nuggets. The sports gambling websites have predicted the Blazers to win this game and cover the spread.
Moneyline: The ML for the Trail Blazers is +100 and the ML for the Nuggets is -120.
ATS: +1.5 (-105) is set for Portland and -1.5 (-115) is set for the Nuggets.
TOTALs: Over 228.5 (-110) is the total for Portland and the same will go under for Denver.
Score Prediction: 119 – 116, Trail Blazers