Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:30 PM (Pepsi Center)

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The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road for a matchup with the Denver Nuggets.  The Trail Blazers come into this matchup with a record of (10-15), coming off a 115-87 win over the New York Knicks.  The Nuggets are (14-8), after falling to the Philadelphia 76ers, 97-92.

In the Trail Blazers win over the Knicks, Portland was led on offense by Damian Lillard.  Lillard connected on 9 of 15 from the floor, while making all 5 foul shots, registering 31 points and 6 assists.  The Trail Blazers shot 43% from the floor and 41% from deep.  The difference in the game, came from behind the 3-point arch.  The Trail Blazers connected on 17 3-point attempts, while New York made just 7.  Portland was out scored in the paint, 48 to 34.

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In the Nuggets lost to the 76ers, Denver was guided on offense by Will Barton.  Barton converted on 10 of 19 from the floor, making 4 of 5 from the line, registering 26 points and 7 rebounds.  The Nuggets shot 43% from the floor and 26% from 3-point range.  Denver was out rebounded, 61 to 45.  The Nuggets led by 7 points in the game and took a 1 point lead into the 2nd quarter.

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against the Nuggets.

The under is 6-3 in Trail Blazers last 9 games.

Nuggets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in December.

The over is 9-3 in Nuggets last 12 vs the Trail Blazers.

The Trail Blazers have lost 2 of their last 3 games, while the Nuggets have lost 5 of their last 6.  The Nuggets have the number 1 scoring defense in the league, while also having the best 3-point defense.  The Nuggets have done well at home, going 8-3.  The Trail Blazers have struggled on the road, going 5-9.  Portland is 2-9 ATS as an underdog.  Final score prediction, the Nuggets will win and cover, 109-102.   

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Chris’s Pick DEN -9.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.