Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks Today 2/2

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks Today 2/2

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Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

Denver, CO; February 2, 2024, 7:00 p.m. MST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
7:00 PM +11.5 (-110) o221.5 (-105) +500
- -11.5 (-110) u221.5 (-115) -700

 

Game Overview

The Portland Trail Blazers (15-33) are set to take on the Denver Nuggets (33-16) on February 2, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. MST. In this preview, we'll analyze recent team performances, player stats, and a final prediction.

 

Team Statistics

Portland Trail Blazers

Despite their overall record, the Trail Blazers have shown improvement in their last two games, securing victories against the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers. The team seems to be finding its rhythm, making them a potential challenge for the Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets, with a 33-16 record, have had a solid season. However, recent struggles, including a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, might give the Trail Blazers an opportunity to capitalize and cover the spread.

 

Injuries and Rest

Shaedon Sharpe is listed as out for the Trail Blazers. For the Nuggets, Julian Strawther, Peyton Watson, Jamal Murray, and Nikola Jokic are game-time decisions for February 2.

 

Recent Performances

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers displayed resilience in their recent victories against strong opponents, showcasing a balanced offensive performance and improved defensive efforts.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets faced an unexpected defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder, revealing vulnerabilities that the Trail Blazers might exploit. Denver's recent performance could play into the underdog's favor.

 

Prediction

Considering the Trail Blazers' positive momentum in their last two games and the Nuggets' recent struggles, we predict that the Portland Trail Blazers will cover the +11.5 points spread. Denver's defensive vulnerabilities create an opportunity for the Trail Blazers to keep the game competitive, making this matchup more interesting than the spread suggests.

Pick: Trail Blazers +11.5

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