Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets - 11/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (8-4) vs Portland Trail Blazers (6-7)
Game Info: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 4.3 assists, while Damian Lillard is averaging 20 points and 4.3 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 11.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.1 points and 14.1 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The under is 8-3 in Trail Blazers last 11 overall. The under is 7-1 in Nuggets last 8 overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be a hit or miss team that's hard to trust due to the inconsistency, and they're actually losing on the road by an average of 8.7 points. The Denver Nuggets are winning their last five games by an average of 5.6 points, and they win at home by an average of 7.9 points. The Nuggets have also won six of the last nine meetings against the Trail Blazers. I'll gladly lay the reasonable chalk with the Nuggets at home.
Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -4
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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