Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 2/2/24

Denver Nuggets (33-16) vs Portland Trail Blazers (15-33)

Game Info: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -11.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off wins over the 76ers and Bucks. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Blazers will play against the Pistons after a back-to-back set with the Nuggets.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 5th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.4%) this season.
  • Deandre Ayton ranks 16th amongst qualified players for FG% (55.1%) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently beat the 76ers and Bucks but lost to the Thunder. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.7 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.3 points and 12.1 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.6).
  • The Nuggets rank 29th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.7).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.7).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (8.7).

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets obviously have the ability to blow the doors off if they wanted to, but this is a bit of a letdown spot after playing the 76ers, Bucks and Thunder. Also, the Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a couple of nice wins, and they've covered 7 of their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have been a lot more competitive lately, and we know they'll be the more motivated side here. This is likely a win and get out situation for the Nuggets. Give me the boatload of free points.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +11.5

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