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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 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: May 22, 2021 10:30 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 5/22/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +1.5 (-105) 228.5 o (-110) +100
Denver Nuggets -1.5 (-115) 228.5 u (-110) -120
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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

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games.
Portland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Denver.
Trail Blazers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Denver.
Portland are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
Portland are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Denver.
Trail Blazers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 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 UNDER in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games.
Denver are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver’s last 18 games against Portland.
Denver are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Denver are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Portland.
Nuggets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games played in May.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Zach Collins PF Ankle is out for season

Denver Nuggets

Austin Rivers SG Illness is “?” Saturday vs Portland
Will Barton SG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Portland
Jamal Murray PG ACL is out for season
PJ Dozier PG Groin is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets
38-34-0 Against the Spread 34-38-0
38-34-0 Straight Up 39-33-0
0 Points per Game 0
0 Points Allowed per Game 0
45.33 Offensive FG% 48.5
82.28 Offensive FT% 80.3
38.53 Offensive 3PT% 37.65
47.32 Defensive FG% 46.9
78.69 Defensive FT% 77.34
37.21 Defensive 3PT% 36.36

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