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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 34-24 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 24-30-2 ATS. Denver is 36-22 against the total, while Portland is 29-27 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers - Nuggets odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-98 win for the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 2 in the league with 45.2 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 19 with 6.5 per contest.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.8 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver won its last outing, a 119-108 result against the Lakers on February 25. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Wilson Chandler scored 23 points leading the Nuggets to a 119-108 victory over Los Angeles at Pepsi Center on Monday.
The Trail Blazers were a 92-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers got 24 points from Wesley Matthews as Portland ran past Boston 92-86 on Sunday at Rose Garden.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Nuggets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games
Denver is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Portland
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home
Denver home to Oklahoma City, Friday, March 1
Portland home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 2