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Nuggets take on Trail Blazers in hoops contest

Denver NuggetsPortland Trail Blazers
25-32March 01, 2014, 10:00 | Moda Center40-18

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

The Trail Blazers sit at 40-18 (32-26 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 25-32 (22-34-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 34-23-1 OU, and Denver is 27-30 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 14 and the Nuggets sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-94 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.

In their last action, Denver was a 112-89 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Denver was run off the court by the Nets on Thursday as Brooklyn blasted them 112-89 at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Portland was a 124-80 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Brooklyn was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Wednesday as Portland blasted the Nets 124-80 at Moda Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.54 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 9.48 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 11 with 8.25 per contest.

Next up:
Denver home to Minnesota, Monday, March 3rd
Portland home to Los Angeles, Monday, March 3rd