Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trailblazers 10/21/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trailblazers (2-2) at Denver Nuggets (2-4)
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The Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trailblazers face off on Tuesday at Coors Events Center as they wind down the 2014 NBA Preseason.
The Denver Nuggets are 2-4 this preseason as they look to bounce back from a disappointing season a year ago. The Nuggets have been struggling this preseason as well but they got the win on Saturday as they beat the Clippers in L.A. Kenneth Faried had 19 points and seven rebounds, Aaron Affalo had 16 points, and Randy Foye had 14 points. The Nuggets had four more rebounds than the Clips and also doubled them up with 12 steals vs. six. Defensively Denver also held the Clippers to 37 percent shooting and if they can get their defense going this could be a nice turnaround season.
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The Portland Trailblazers are 2-2 this season and they are coming off of a win last time out against Maccabi Haifa. Most NBA teams have gone deep into the bench against Maccabi and still winning by blowouts and it was no different for Portland. Robin Lopez led the Trailblazers with 13 points, Chris Kaman had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Damian Lillard and Wesley Mathews each had 11 points. The blazers were exciting to watch last season as they were fourth in the NBA in points per game at 106.7 and first in rebounding but were 22nd in points allowed.
Denver is 5-1 against the spread following a win, and the over is 4-1 in the Nuggets last five games following a win by 10 or more. Portland is 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Portland has covered the point spread in their last four games in Denver and 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall against the Nuggets.
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