Trail Blazers at Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/17/23

Denver Nuggets (30-13) vs Portland Trail Blazers (21-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -7 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Portland Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.8 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets Preview

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 117 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 48 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.7 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.6 points and 4 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets Trends

The Trail Blazers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 20-8 in Trail Blazers last 28 road games. The under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 Tuesday games. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver.

Randy’s Free Pick

You're never sure which Portland Trail Blazers team is going to show up night to night, and that makes them hard to trust against quality teams, especially on the road. The Denver Nuggets are dominant at home, where they win by an average of 11.1 points and shoot 52.1 percent from the field. The line is reasonable. Give me the Nuggets.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -7

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