Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (13-11) vs Denver Nuggets (14-10)
Game Info: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +1 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Denver Nuggets have lost 3 straight games. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 6 of their last 9 games.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.8 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 110.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 24.7 points and 3 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 19-9-1 in Trail Blazers last 29 overall. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are playing the better ball right now overall, but they've been shaky on the road, where they have issues defensively and lose by an average of 4.1 points. The Portland Trail Blazers do their best work at home and in the favorite role, where they win by an average of 4.9 points and shoot 48.3 percent from the field. Near pick em spot, I'll lean toward the Trail Blazers at home.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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