Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (3-5) at Portland Trail Blazers (6-4)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday night in a NBA matchup at the Moda Center.
The Denver Nuggets are getting desperate for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.4 points and two assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Wilson Chandler is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers hope to remain hot after winning four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.6 points and 4.5 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Layman is dishing 1.7 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the road team is 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Nuggets have potential and the young talent to turn their season around, but it's not going to be on the end of a back-to-back against a Portland team that plays very well at home. The Portland Trail Blazers are enjoying a nice stretch of winning basketball and continue to get great outside shooting from their guards. At home, Portland should have little trouble winning and covering the small line against a subpar Nuggets club.