Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets - 3/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (27-45) at Portland Trail Blazers (45-25)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, KGW
The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers play Saturday night at the Moda Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging averaging 100.2 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.7 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.8 points and six rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is shooting 38.2 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets are coming off a Friday win over the Utah Jazz in which they allowed just 39.5 percent shooting. It was by far one of their best defensive performances. The Nuggets have lost six of their last nine games on the road. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers also need a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.4 points and 6.3 assists. Arron Afflalo is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a Friday win over the Phoenix Suns in which they allowed just 36.8 percent shooting. The Trail Blazers are hoping to hold onto the fourth seed to get home court advantage in the first round. The Trail Blazers have won eight of their last 10 games on their home court.
The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Nuggets aren't going to do well in this spot on the end of a back-to-back playing in one of the toughest arenas in the NBA. Look for Portland to win this thing by double digits.