Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (4-2) at Denver Nuggets (2-4)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -2 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, ALT
The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Monday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.3 points and 6.7 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.2 points and 3.5 assists. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.7 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a Sunday loss to the Pistons in which they shot 53.9 percent from the field but turned the ball over 22 times. The Trail Blazers have been solid offensively and have actually won eight of their last 12 games when topping 100 points. Gerald Henderson is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 97.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 10.3 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting and are turning the ball over nearly 16 times per game. The Nuggets have shown promise at times this season but need to play far cleaner ball in order to win games. Joffrey Lauvergne is questionable with a back injury.
The Trail Blazers are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Northwest and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver.
The Nuggets have had a few days off and are catching Portland on the end of a back-to-back. I like the Nuggets to show up and get the victory here.