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NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets

Portland Trail BlazersDenver Nuggets
38-18February 25, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center25-30

Portland travels to Denver on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 38-18 mark with a victory over the Nuggets.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sport a record of 25-30, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 22-32-1 ATS. The Trail Blazers are 38-18 and 30-26 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 27-28 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 34-21-1 against the number.

View Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Trail Blazers listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 215 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Trail Blazers taking on the No. 26-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-95 win for the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

The Trail Blazers were a 108-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota was victimized by Damian Lillard for 32 points as the Trail Blazers defeated the Timberwolves 108-97 in NBA action on Sunday.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 109-95 loser as they battled the Kings at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Randy Foye went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Sacramento defeated Denver, 109-95 at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 102.67 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 27 at 103.57 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 44.54% so far, less than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.17% per game.

Next up:
Portland home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, February 26th
Denver home to Brooklyn, Thursday, February 27th