Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 6/1/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 6/1/2021 – This has been an exciting series in the NBA Western Conference playoff race as both teams look to break the 2-2 deadlock. The Portland Trail Blazers are going on the road for Game 5 of their best-of-seven series against the Denver Nuggets this Tuesday, June 1. The game will happen inside the halls of the Ball Arena located in Denver, Colorado. NBATV will be hosting the game on television and will air live at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game through an online live stream. Having the home court advantage favors the Denver Nuggets in NBA betting against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 6/1/2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 6/1/2021 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers were able to defend home court with a Game 4 win over the Denver Nuggets, 115-95. It was Norman Powell that stepped up for the team providing 29 points and shot perfect from the three-point line at 4/4. CJ McCullum followed Powell’s attack with 21 points, eight assists and four rebounds while Jusuf Nurkic had a notable night matching up with Nikola Jokic with 17 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Damian Lillard shot only 10% from the field to finish with 10 points but he was able to contribute across the board with 10 assists and eight rebounds. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench with 12 markers.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 4 GP 4 GS 38.3 MIN 30.8 PTS 0 OR 4 DR 4 REB 9.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 2 PF 5.4 AST/TO 22.85 PER
C. McCollum SG 4 GP 4 GS 37.8 MIN 21.3 PTS 1 OR 5.3 DR 6.3 REB 4 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 3.5 PF 2 AST/TO 13.29 PER
N. Powell SF 4 GP 4 GS 33.3 MIN 18 PTS 0.5 OR 1.8 DR 2.3 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 1.5 BLK 1 TO 2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.14 PER.
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets came out flat in Game 4 and that cost them a lot as the Portland Trail Blazers tied the series. Nikola Jokic had subpar numbers doing only 16 points, nine rebounds and just one assist. Rookie Facundo Campazzo shot 33% from the field to finish with only 12 points, seven assists and two steals while Monte Morris came off the bench with a dozen points as well. Jamychal Green also contributed 11 points, five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes of playing time. Michael Porter Jr and Aaron Gordon combined for only 9 points in this blowout loss.
Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 4 GP 4 GS 32.3 MIN 31 PTS 3.8 OR 7.3 DR 11 REB 3 AST 0.3 STL 0 BLK 2.3 TO 3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 26.96 PER
M. Porter Jr. SF 4 GP 4 GS 31.5 MIN 15.3 PTS 1.5 OR 4.3 DR 5.8 REB 0.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 2.8 PF 0.3 AST/TO 11.02 PER
A. Gordon PF 4 GP 4 GS 27.3 MIN 12 PTS 2 OR 3.5 DR 5.5 REB 1.5 AST 0 STL 0.3 BLK 0.3 TO 1.8 PF 6 AST/TO 11.29 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 6/1/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic C Thumb is probable Tuesday vs Denver
Will Barton SG Hamstring is OUT Tuesday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Denver Nuggets are surely glad to get back to their home court for Game 5 as they are expected in an online sportsbook to win this game and take the 3-2 lead over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers are given an ML of +100 if they manage to score a win on the road while the Nuggets are at -120.
ATS: It is just 1.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Nuggets having the -1.5 while the Trail Blazers are not far with +1.5.
TOTALs: The total for this matchup is pegged at 226 points with the Trail Blazers going over and the Nuggets are under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 118, Nuggets