Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets - 1/13/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (20-19) vs Portland Trail Blazers (16-24)
Game Info: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24 points and 4.1 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.7 points and 14.1 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.1 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 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 road games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 12-1 in Trail Blazers last 13 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 8-2 in Nuggets last 10 overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers aren't a team I'm thrilled to back, given their injury situation and the fact they lose on the road by an average of 12.2 points. However, the Trail Blazers have been positive in their last five contests and the offense is picking up. The Denver Nuggets just blew a massive lead against the Clippers, and they only win in the favorite role by an average of 2.5 points. The Nuggets can't be trusted with big chalk. It's the Trail Blazers and the points or pass for me.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +8
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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