Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (8-5) at Portland Trail Blazers (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -2 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSNW, ALT
The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Denver Nuggets look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.2 points and 12 rebounds while Paul Millsap is averaging 15.5 points and 3.2 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Murray is dishing 2.5 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost three of their last five road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers could use a statement victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 105.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.2 points and 6.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Turner is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last eight home games.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers aren't the team I expected to see this season, as the shots aren't falling, and they often look like a squad that's not used to playing together. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are starting to find themselves and the confidence is growing. With that said, I'm not ready to give up on Portland just yet. The Trail Blazers usually play very well at home, and it's only a matter of time before things start to come together. When playing well, Portland is a top-five team in the West. I'll lay the bucket here.