Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks 2/23/24

Portland Trail Blazers (15-39) vs Denver Nuggets (36-19)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are riding a 6-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently lost to the Kings and Bucks, while beating the Wizards. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 113.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 12 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off losses to the Nuggets, Pistons, Pelicans and Timberwolves. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.7 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 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 3rd 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% (56.0%) this season.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is one of only two qualified players in the league averaging at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
  • Jamal Murray ranks 15th amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.6).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for field goal percentage this season (44.0%).
  • 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 attempts per game this season (31.4).

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

The Denver Nuggets are capable of blowing the doors off here, but they're on the end of a back to back, and they've played the Trail Blazers twice already this month. The Portland Trail Blazers lost both games against the Nuggets, but they covered those two losses. At home and with the rest advantage, there's value with the Trail Blazers and the free buckets. The Nuggets have failed to cover 5 of their last 7 games. I'll take a shot with the Trail Blazers and the free points.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +8.5

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