Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers - 4/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (32-25) vs Denver Nuggets (37-20)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.4 points and 11.1 rebounds while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.7 points and one assist. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.7 points and 7.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 road games. The under is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland.
The Denver Nuggets are still rolling despite the loss of Jamal Murray, and they actually play some of their best ball on the road where they win by an average of five points and shoot 49.6 percent from the field. The Portland Trail Blazers put a lot of energy into last nights loss to the Clippers, and now they have to play on the end of a back to back without Lillard. Tough spot for the Trail Blazers. Give me the Nuggets and the reasonable chalk.