Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 2/4/24

Denver Nuggets (34-16) vs Portland Trail Blazers (15-34)

Game Info: Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -13 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 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 recently beat the 76ers and Bucks while losing to the Nuggets. 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 23.1 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 3.8 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 41.5 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 6th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Deandre Ayton ranks 8th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (55.0%) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently beat the Bucks and Trail Blazers while losing to the Thunder. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.3 points and 12.3 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 21 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is one of only two players to have recorded a 30-point, 20-rebound game this season.
  • Jamal Murray ranks 12th amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.5).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (11.3).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.5).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.0%).

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets are obviously capable of blowing the doors off here, but where's the motivation? The Nuggets just beat the Trail Blazers on Friday and have to play them again. Yay? The Nuggets also have 4 days off after this game, so it could be a bit of a look ahead spot in terms of rest. Also, the Trail Blazers have covered 7 of their last 10 games, and that includes the meeting a couple of days ago against the Nuggets. Give me the Trail Blazers and the points.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +13

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