Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets - 2/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (16-14) vs Portland Trail Blazers (18-12)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.6 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.9 points and 4.4 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Trail Blazers last 16 overall. The over is 38-17-2 in Nuggets last 57 overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-12-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off back to back losses where the defense didn't look good, and they're still a banged up basketball team, something playing on the end of a back to back doesn't help. We're sure to see some tired legs from these Trail Blazers. The Denver Nuggets are starting to heat up offensively with 50.4 percent shooting in their last five games and they win at home by an average of 5.3 points. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Nuggets at home.