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Denver NuggetsPortland Trail Blazers
Dec 29, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds


Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Trail Blazers bring a 2-0 record (1-1 ATS) to the battle against the 2-0 Nuggets, who are 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 1-1 so far and the Nuggets go 2-0.

View Denver vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Portland opened as 5.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 199 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 7 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 121-115 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 4-ranked offense (104 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 19 at 96.5 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 42.9% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (51.5% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 93 points per game when on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in home scoring.

In their last action, Denver was a 117-100 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 12.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Utah was scorched by Nene Hilario for 25 points as the Nuggets defated the Jazz 117-100 in NBA action on Wednesday.

The Trail Blazers were a 101-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Trail Blazers and Kings didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sacramento was handed a 101-79 defeat on Tuesday at Rose Garden.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Nuggets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Denver is 18-5-2 ATS in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Denver's last 16 games on the road
Denver is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver's last 12 games when playing Portland
Portland is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Denver at LA Lakers, Saturday, December 31
Portland at LA Clippers, Sunday, January 1