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NBA Betting Line Favors Denver Nuggets over Portland Trail Blazers

Portland pays a visit to Denver on Thursday, hoping to send the Nuggets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA betting action at Pepsi Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Portland Trail Blazers betting line opened this morning as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 222.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2-0 victory for the Nuggets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Trail Blazers will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 11-16 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Denver Nuggets are 13-11-1 ATS. Portland is 18-8 vs the betting total points scored; Denver is 17-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Portland injuries news.

The Nuggets - Trail Blazers betting odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power rankings. Denver is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Portland Trail Blazers sit at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Denver's No. 9-ranked offense averaging 105.6 PPG, against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 28 at 111.44 PPG. The Denver Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 43.71% so far, less than the Portland Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.78% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Trail Blazers got 25 points from C.J. McCollum, but it was Los Angeles that prevailed in a 121-120 final on Monday at STAPLES Center.

Denver was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Dallas and falling 112-92 at American Airlines Center.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games
  • Portland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Portland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Denver is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Denver is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
  • Denver is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Golden State, Saturday, December 17th
Denver home to New York, Saturday, December 17th