Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
Portland Trailblazers - Denver Nuggets
No5 vs No2 in the West.
Hosts kind of struggling as of late, with 5 loses in their past 8, have just won their first game in the past 4 when they beat Orlando on Wednesday.
The guests are back on track, riding on the surprising defense they have developed this season.
I see this matchup likely to bring the cash upon a bet like "Denver to win and under 2214.5 points scored @ 4.28", but from what's available at the two bookmakers accepted here I'll pick the under and I'm gonna state why:
The main reason is Denver's stingy defense.
While the Blazers rank in the middle of the league as 16th in points allowed and 11th in points allowed at home, the Nuggets are rocking the defense as they are 3rd in NBA in points allowed (102.3), 2nd in NBA in points allowed on the road (103.8) and the best in the league in points allowed in the past 3 games (90.0).
In defensive efficiency I find remarcable that Denver is the 4th in NBA in limiting opponent's shooting percentage and the very best when playing on the road.
Portland are pretty good as well, as 13th in NBA when it comes to opponent's shooting percentage and 6th when playing at home.
When it comes to limit the opponent's 3 points shooting percentage we cand find Denver as the best in the league and 4th on the road, while Portland is 14th when playing in Moda Center.
The offenses will have a hard work tonight!
All these being said, I think we have enough ingredients to boil for a delicious green UNDER on the cards.
Let''s go green!
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets prediction
|Under 213.5||Pinnacle||1.93||9||112-113 LOST (-9 units)|