Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers - 1/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (14-21) at Denver Nuggets (12-21)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, ALT
The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. C.J. McCollum is averaging 21 points and 4.3 assists while Allen Crabbe is averaging 11 points and 2.5 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.7 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Damian Lillard is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Denver Nuggets need a nice win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 16.7 points and 2.5 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.6 points and 8.9 rebounds. Gary Harris is dishing 1.9 assists and Emmanuel Mudiay is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost eight of their last 10 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver.
The Nuggets are going to be dead after an overtime game last night. Have to side with Portland here.