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Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Sunday January 13, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 217
TV Channel
ALT, NSNW
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NBA | Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing eight rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.

The Denver Nuggets look for a victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and five assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets haven’t lost a home game since November 13.

The Trail Blazers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall.

The Portland Trail Blazers are playing some of their best basketball of the season, but most of that damage has come at the Moda Center where they usually always play well. On the road, the Trail Blazers are allowing 47 percent shooting and are being outscored by an average of 5.4 points. The Denver Nuggets should be eager to bounce back after a bizarre loss last night to the Phoenix Suns despite being double-digit favorites. The Nuggets are 14-6 ATS at home this season and are winning by an average margin of 11.7 points. This line hostly feels like it should be higher, so I'll side with the Nuggets at home, even though they burned me yesterday.

Pick:
Denver Nuggets -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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