The Denver Nuggets try to recover from a four-game losing run when they face the Blazers at the Moda Center this Tuesday. Meanwhile, the hosts will attempt a four-game winning run in front of their home crowd before a three-game term on the road.
The NitroBetting team puts you on the right track with our previews. Get a closer look at the upcoming Nuggets vs. Blazers game down below. Find event details, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we go the extra mile and share timely betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game Information
- When: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
- TV: TNT
- Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets) / Rip City Radio 620 AM (Trail Blazers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets (TBA) / Blazers (TBA)
Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?
The Nuggets are in trouble and struggling to get momentum. The team recorded a defeat to the Suns in their recent game. They face another tough test ahead of them in the form of a raging Blazers team.
The Nuggets are among the lowest-scoring teams in the league right now. The side averages 102.6 points (24th) per game on 45.4% shooting (14th). Despite recording one of the lowest three-point percentages in the league at 31.6%, they make up for things in the two-point range. The team averages 55.0% two-point percentage and records 45.6 points in the paint (14th) per game.
Defense is the name of Michael Malone’s game. The Nuggets hold the second-best record in the league for opponent points per game at 101.6. The team puts a solid defense in the perimeter as well. They allow a 32.4% three-point percentage and limit opponents to 10.8 three-pointers (third) per game.
Nikola Jokic is the Nuggets’ key player. He leads the team in points (26.4), rebounds (13.6), assists (6.6), and steals (1.2) per game. Three players join him in the double-digit scoring, including Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, and Monte Morris. However, Jokic might miss Tuesday’s game due to a wrist issue.
Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?
The Blazers are certainly enjoying playing in front of their home crowd, as they have won all of their last four games at Moda Center. Expect the side to keep the momentum going before heading out for a four-game stretch on the road.
Scoring is what makes this Blazers team enjoyable to watch. The team averages 109.9 points (sixth) per game on 45.8% shooting (13th). The offense averages a 53.7 effective field goal percentage while hitting 35.7% of their shots from beyond the arc.
On defense, the Blazers show their weakness. They allow 109.2 opponent points (21st) per game. The team collects 52.8 total rebounds per game. Moreover, the side has trouble defending the arc after allowing a 38.6% opponent three-point percentage. But this shouldn’t be much of a problem knowing that the Nuggets are not reliant on outside shots.
Damian Lillard recently claimed the team-high PPG average from C.J. McCollum. The point guard now averages 21.6 PPG and tops the team in assists with 8.1 per game. Four players, including McCollum, Norman Powell, Jusuf Nurkic, and Anfernee Simons join Lillard with double-digit PPG figures.
The Blazers come hot with a healthy lineup this weekend. This should put pressure on a Nuggets team that might not have their top scorer.
Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
- The Nuggets are 4-2 in the last six regular-season road games against the Blazers (4-2 ATS).
- The Nuggets are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season road games (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in five of the Blazers’ last ten regular-season road games against the Blazers.
- The Blazers are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season home games against the Nuggets (4-6 ATS).
- The Blazers are 9-1 in the last ten regular-season games at the Moda Center (7-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of the Blazers’ last six regular-season games at home.
Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Expert Betting Prediction
This game is tougher for the Nuggets without Jokic. The game could go toe-to-toe if both sides were 100% healthy. But at the moment, the Blazers have the edge. Home court advantage and a thriving starting lineup make them the favorites in this one. If the Nuggets want to keep things close, Aaron Gordon needs to step up and fill the scoring gaps left by their star player. Additionally, Will Barton and Monte Morris need to provide Gordon with much-needed support to cover the spread at the very least.
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