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Nuggets vs Trail Blazers NBA Game Preview

Denver NuggetsPortland Trail Blazers
Feb 4, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD13-10

Rose Garden features an NBA battle between the host Portland Trail Blazers and the visiting Denver Nuggets in betting action on Saturday.

This season the Trail Blazers are 13-10 overall and 12-11 ATS against the number, while the Nuggets are 15-8 and 15-8 ATS. As for the totals, Portland is 8-15 on the OU, and Denver is 12-11.

View Denver vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Trail Blazers as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 201, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nuggets are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 106-104.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 97.4 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.6 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Denver lost its last outing, a 93-89 result against the Lakers on February 3. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 182 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nuggets endured a 93-89 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Friday, despite a 24-point effort from Al Harrington at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 95-92 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 28 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds in a losing cause for Portland on Thursday, as the Kings rolled to a 95-92 victory over Portland at Power Balance Pavilion.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games on the road
Denver is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Portland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Denver home to Houston, Monday, February 6
Portland home to Oklahoma City, Monday, February 6