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Trail Blazers home to Nuggets in NBA betting action

Denver NuggetsPortland Trail Blazers
Dec 20, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD11-12

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Portland and Denver on Thursday, with the host Trail Blazers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Trail Blazers sit at 11-12 (9-13-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 14-12 (16-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 11-12 OU, and Denver is 15-11 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 8-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-97 win for the Nuggets on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 14-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 25 at 100.8 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.1 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 112-106 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Danilo Gallinari went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds leading Denver over San Antonio, 112-106, on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 95-94 winner as they battled the Hornets at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 24-point performance from J.J. Hickson, who added 16 rebounds as Portland ran past New Orleans 95-94 on Sunday at Rose Garden.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Nuggets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 12 games
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Denver home to Charlotte, Saturday, December 22
Portland home to Phoenix, Saturday, December 22

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