Portland Trail Brazers (26-17) vs Denver Nuggets (29-12)Date : 01/13/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Pepsi Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Portland Trail Brazers vs Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets will welcome the Blazers to Pepsi Center after they lost to the Suns in their last game while the Blazers were able to pick up their fourth straight win defeating the Hornets. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Portland Trail Brazers's Latest Performance :
The Blazers are on a four-game winning streak after they were able to blow out the Hornets at home. The Blazers are now only a game away from Thunder for the 3rd spot in the Western Conference. Leading the way for the Blazers in this game was McCollum he scored 30 points on 12-for-20 shooting. He notched his seventh 30-point game of the season in Friday’s blowout win. Jusuf Nurkic had another great game for the Blazers as he scored 11 points and grabbed 11 boards and eight assists with an impressive 6 blocks on the night. His six blocks were a big reason why the Blazers were one away from tying the franchise record for blocks in a game. He matched his career-high in both blocks and assists in this blowout win. It will be very interesting to see how he plays against the Joker on Sunday. Lillard chipped in with 20 points and a career-high in blocks with four the Blazers will need his scoring abilities if the Blazers want to pick up their 5th win in a row.
Denver Nuggets's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets are coming off a lost against the Suns. Jokic finished the game with 23 points 10 boards and rebound. He will be looking to bounce back after failing to win on the road against the Suns. He is averaging 27.2 points, 12.6 boards, 7.2 dimes, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks. If the Nuggets can maintain this level of play throughout the season Jokic will be in the frontrunner for MVP this season. Murray struggled shooting the ball as he shot only 22% from the field. The only bright spot for the Nuggets was Beasley who had the shooting touch hitting on five threes on the night and ended the game with 21 points. The Nuggets are 1-4 on the season when they don’t reach 100 points. Playing against the Blazers would mean he will have to be going up against Jusuf Nurkic who is also having a great season. What separates Jokic from all the other centers is his abilities to make the right plays either through back-door cuts or high post passing. He will be the difference maker in the game against the Blazers.
How Portland Trail Brazers & Denver Nuggets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Against The Spread Selection: Denver Nuggets
My reason for the pick :
Games like these will make you think that the Nuggets are the real deal this season as they will take down the Blazers at home and improve their home record to 18-3 on the season. The Nuggets this season are capable of beating you through their backcourt or frontcourt that is how good they are as a team this season. For the Blazers, unfortunately, their four-game winning streak will have to come to an end as they had no answer for Jokic in this game. Go with Denver to win at home.
Betting trends for Portland Trail Brazers:
- Trail Blazers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets:
- Nuggets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games.