Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 8 (12/8): NBA
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- Dec 8, 2022, 7:58:45 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Nuggets money line||-125|
|Nuggets spread||-1.5 (-110)|
|Trail Blazers money line||+105|
|Trail Blazers spread||+1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||231.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Denver Nuggets||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Road / home record||8-5||7-4|
|Points per game||115.00||113.78|
|Points allowed per game||113.22||113.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.89||44.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||40.89||45.56|
|Over / under record||10-11||12-10|
The Portland Trail Blazers return home to host the Denver Nuggets at the State Farm Arena on Friday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and the Nuggets won and covered the spread in both games.
The Nuggets get here with a 14-7 and are 8-5 on the road so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets have gone 11-4 against Western Conference teams. Denver is sixth in the league scoring 16.0 fast break points per game led by Michael Porter Jr. averaging 3.7.
Nikola Jokic is scoring 22.7 points per game and averaging 9.8 rebounds for the Nuggets. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.
In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 114.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points per game.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 6-6 at home so far with a 14-12 record overall ranking 2nd in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers are 3-2 against division opponents. Portland is 3- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.
Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points over the last 10 games for Portland.
The team is 4-6, averaging 113.3 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Portland.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Portland.
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Denver are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Portland.
Portland are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games.
Portland are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games against Denver.
The Trail Blazers have been up and down this season and they're now dealing with a lot of injuries. The Nuggets have won 4 games in a row and are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs Portland. I don't see how the shorthanded Trail Blazers can keep up with the Nuggets offense. Take Denver.
PICK: Nuggets -1.5 (-110)
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