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NBA Matchup - Nuggets Trail Blazers Odds Preview

Portland Trail BlazersDenver Nuggets
April 14, 5:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Odds

33-46TEAM RECORD54-25

The Nuggets will try to cover the spread at Pepsi Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Trail Blazers in basketball action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sports a record of 54-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 48-31 ATS. The Trail Blazers are 33-46 and 34-42-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 43-36 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 43-36 against the number.

View Portland vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 13.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 208 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Nuggets and the No. 20-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 106-98 win for the Nuggets on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 3-ranked offense (105.8 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 21 at 100.6 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 47.7% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 102.4 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.

Portland was a 106-90 loser in its last match at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 196 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Portland got 18 points from Will Barton but lost anyway 106-90 against the Thunder on Friday at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 108-105 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets got 18 points from Wilson Chandler, but it was Dallas that prevailed in a 108-105 final on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Trail Blazers at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
Portland is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
Denver is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Portland at LA Clippers, Tuesday, April 16
Denver at Milwaukee, Monday, April 15