Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers - 11/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (9-8) vs Denver Nuggets (9-8)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Denver Nuggets look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Portland Trail Blazers look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.4 points and 13.6 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 16.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.6 points and 4 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.4 points and 4.4 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Anfernee Simons is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
This line tells me oddsmakers believe Jokic will not be playing for the Nuggets. If that's the case, it's hard to back the Nuggets here with any confidence. The Portland Trail Blazers are playing their best ball of the season, and they're winning at home by an average of 11.2 points while allowing 43.9 percent shooting from the field. Assuming Jokic doesn't play, I'd lay the buckets with the Trail Blazers at home.
Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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