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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction 3-23-24 Picks

Denver Nuggets (49-21) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (19-50)
March 23, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +13.5; Over/Under: +227
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The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Nuggets vs Trail Blazers prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 13 of their last 15 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Knicks in a 113-100 home win on Thursday. Michael Porter Jr. led the team with 31 points on 13 of 16 shooting, Nikola Jokic tallied a triple-double of 30 points with 14 rebounds and 11 assists while Jamal Murray chipped in with 23 points, six rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot 53 percent from the field and six of 20 from the 3-point line as they wrestled with the Knicks in a tightly contested first half, before they played great defense to hold the Knicks to just 20 points in the third quarter to start to pull away and improve to 28-6 at home this season.

Portland Trail Blazers

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have been in a real slump as they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a five-game slide after falling short to the Clippers in a 125-117 loss last night. Scoot Henderson led the team in scoring with 24 points and 10 assists, Keegan Murray added 21 points while Dalano Banton chippe in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Trail Blazers got off to another slow start, leaking 42 points in the first quarter to fall behind by as many as 26 points before they exploded for 37 points in the fourth quarter to get to within six points with 10 seconds left on the clock. The Blazers will play against the Rockets after this game.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 18 games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in five of their last six home games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Each of the Trail Blazers’ last seven home games against Western Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Denver Nuggets Team Facts

  • The Nuggets have won 17 of their last 18 night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Nuggets have covered the spread in each of their last five road games following a home win.
  • Seven of the Nuggets’ last eight night games at Moda Center have gone OVER the total points line.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers prediction

The Nuggets could be missing a few players for this one with Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic both listed as questionable for this one, while the Trail Blazers are still missing Anfernee Simons, Malcolm Brogdon and Shaedon Sharpe to name a few. This is definitely a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, but even if the Nuggets are missing their two best players, I still think they can take care of business against this ice-cold Trail Blazers missing almost all of their best players once again. The line is hefty, but the Nuggets still have more than enough firepower to get the job done even if Jokic sits this one out.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Denver -13.5

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