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In their last two games, the Trail Blazers have won straight up and against the spread. Their most recent victory came against the Bucks, where they won 119-116 as 10.5-point underdogs. The O/U line for that game was 237.5.
This season, Portland has an ATS record of 23-25 and has covered the spread in their last two road games. As the underdog, their ATS record is 22-22, and they are 14-30 as the underdog.
On the season, the Trail Blazers are 6-20 on the road, and they are 15-33 overall. In the Western Conference, they are in 14th place and 5th in the Northwest Division. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 6-26 and 1-7 in division play.
Today’s O/U line of 221 is lower than the average line in Portland’s games this season (227.3). In their games, the average combined scoring is 225.2 points per game.
Overall, the Trail Blazers have an O/U record of 20-27-1 this season. In 34 of their games, the O/U line has been higher than 221, compared to just 13 games with lower lines.
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The Nuggets are favored by 11.5 points in today’s game against the Trail Blazers. This season, Denver has been favored in 43 of their 49 games, and they have a record of 31-12 as the favorite. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +4.8 points per game.
In their last two games, the Nuggets have covered the spread and they have an ATS record of 21-26 for the season. At home, they are 12-10 ATS and have an average scoring margin of +9.6 points per game.
Denver’s O/U record for the season is 17-31-1, and the under has hit in their last seven games. Today’s over/under line of 221 is lower than their season average of 225.5 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Nuggets lost to the Thunder by a score of 105-100. Denver covered the spread as 6-point underdogs, and the O/U line for the game was 223.5.
Overall, the Nuggets are 33-16 this season in the NBA standings, which is good for 3rd place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 17-11 compared to 16-5 in non-conference games.
|PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS vs DENVER NUGGETS
|Location of the Game: Ball Arena, Denver
|Date and Time: Friday, February 2nd 9:00 ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 NBA Regular Season
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
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AI Picks: Denver Nuggets 111 – Portland Trail Blazers 108
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Trail Blazers +11.5 | ML Nuggets -688 | UNDER 221
Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Game Analysis
When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 29th in the NBA at 108.5 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106 points per game, which is 30th in the league. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.1% of their games.
Portland’s offense is 16th in pace at 98.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 44%. This season, the Trail Blazers are 30th in true shooting percentage.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is 23rd in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. On average, they are making 12.1 threes per game, which is 19th in the NBA.
On the season, the Portland Trail Blazers are giving up 116.7 points per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA. In their last five games, they have been slightly better, allowing 114.2 points per game, which is 11th in the league over that span.
One area where Portland has been strong defensively all season long is from beyond the arc. On the year, they are holding opponents to just 33.8% shooting from three-point range, which is 4th in the NBA.
In terms of rebounding, the Blazers have struggled, ranking 24th in the league at 41.6 rebounds per game. They are also just 22nd in blocked shots at 4.6 per contest. In the case of the NBA injuries, Robert Williams III (Knee), Moses Brown (Wrist) and Shaedon Sharpe (Abdomen) are out of this game.
Denver Nuggets Game Analysis
Heading into their game against the Trail Blazers, the Nuggets’ offense has been excellent at home this season. Denver is averaging 119.8 points per game at home, which is 10th in the NBA.
Overall, the Nuggets are 17th in the league in scoring at 114.7 points per game. However, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 46.9% of their games this season.
When it comes to pace, Denver is the slowest team in the league, averaging just 96.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Nuggets are 5th at 49%.
When it comes to defense, the Denver Nuggets have been one of the best in the NBA this season, ranking 4th in the league in points allowed per game at 110.8. They have been just as stingy at home, giving up 110.2 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA, as part of their NBA team stats.
One area where the Nuggets have been particularly strong is defending the three-point line. On the season, they are 3rd in the league in three-point percentage allowed at 36.0%. In terms of three-pointers made per game, they are also 3rd in the NBA at just 11.3.
Overall, opponents have scored less than their season average in 71.4% of games against the Nuggets this season. Additionally, opposing teams have made fewer threes than their season average in 73.5% of games vs. Denver. Some of this players would affect their NBA player stats, due to the NBA Inury Report, such as Vlatko Cancar (Knee) who is out. The MVP Nikola Jokic (Low Back) and Julian Strawther (Knee) are questionable. Meanwhile, Jamal Murray (Knee) and Peyton Watson (Knee) are probable for the game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Head-to-Head
The Nuggets have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Trail Blazers. It is worth noting that even though the Nuggets have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in the three most recent matchups vs. the Trail Blazers, they are just 1-2 the last three times they hosted the Trail Blazers.
Across the last three head to head Trail Blazers vs Nuggets matchups, the teams have averaged 234 points per game with an over/under record of 1-2. The last three times they have faced off with the Nuggets as the home team, the OU record is 2-1.