Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets - 10/16/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trailblazers
NBA Basketball: Sunday October 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland -5.5 --- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets visit the Portland Trailblazers in NBA preseason basketball action on Sunday.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets 129-128 in overtime on Friday night. Denver seemed to have things well in hand but a frantic Warriors come back in the final minutes tied the game up. Both teams sank shots at around 46% with the Warriors leading 17-12 on threes while the Nuggets mustered ten more looks at the basket in what turned out to be a run and gun affair. Danilo Gallinari paced the Nuggets offense with 19 points and eight boards with Jamal Murray tossing in 16 points and snagging five pulls. Jarnell Stokes gave the Nuggets 16 point and Nickola Jokic was next in line with 14 points and a game high ten rebounds while Will Barton and Wilson Chandler combined for 21 points.
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The Portland Trailblazers went back and forth with the Los Angeles Clippers and came up on the losing end of a 109-108 decision on Thursday night. The Trailblazers rallied late with a 30-20 4th period but came up just short despite winning the shooting battle 48%-44% with 19 turnovers hurting them and giving the Clippers more looks at the basket that combined with the inability to control the Clippers DeAndre Jordan who scored a game high 26 points. CJ McCollum and Damian Lilard gave the Trailblazers a nice scoring duo with 20 and 19 points respectively with Allen Grabbe tossing in eleven but there was plenty of production everywhere overall.
The Nuggets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and the Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game while the over is 8-2-1 in Nuggets last 11 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and the Trail Blazers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game while the over is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
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