Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 10/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (2-2) vs. Denver Nuggets (3-0)
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Pepsi Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory to finish their preseason with a 3-2 record. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 105.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 17 points and three rebounds while Anfernee Simons is averaging 15 points and 3.3 rebounds. Zach Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Damian Lillard is dishing three assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last eight preseason games.
The Denver Nuggets look for another victory to finish their preseason with a 4-0 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 95.7 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Malik Beasley is averaging 14 points and 5.5 rebounds while Jerami Grant is averaging 13.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. Paul Millsap is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Murray is dishing 3.3 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won seven of their last eight preseason games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Nuggets are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets already have a preseason win over the Portland Trail Blazers, and they're catching them on the end of a back to back. We rarely see teams play on the end of back to backs in preseason, so I expect some tired legs here from some players and even some of the stars to sit out. The Denver Nuggets should finish the preseason with a perfect record.
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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -4.5
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