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Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets NBA Playoffs Odds and Game 5 Breakdown – June 1st, 2021

By Hank Blaine

The Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets series is currently tied and returning to Phoenix on Tuesday night. It’s been a back and forth battle between these two. Both have won and lost at home and it might keep going that way after Game 5. There hasn’t been much consistency with either team, so it’s hard to pin point who has the upper hand in this game.

With that said, the NitroBetting news team gives you an in-depth preview of Game 5. This includes important team information and their respective key players, as well as the latest NBA odds, timely betting trends, and expert betting predictions, all of which are geared to help you secure the best possible picks. Don’t forget to check out our online BTC sportsbook for all the latest sports betting odds and lines.

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Game 5 Information

  • When: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
  • Radio: 710AM ESPNLA (Trail Blazers) / 98.7 FM KTAR (Nuggets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -130 / OU: 226.0

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Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?

The Trail Blazers want a back to back win with hopes ending this series back home in a few days. This past Saturday, it seemed their game plan worked and took down the Nuggets by 20 points. They are currently averaging 115.5 points per game, with a 47.9% shooting rate and they are also averaging 40.4% of their shots from the three point line and 83.5% form the free throw line.

On the defensive side they’ve allowed 113 points per game, giving their opponents an average 45.9% of effectiveness when shooting and have averaged 42 rebounds per game. They aren’t bad in the defense, but not completely solid or consistent. If they are able to consolidate the defense tonight, they can definitely go back home with just a victory to go.

Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?

The home team is looking to get back on track and take the lead after the game clock goes off the board. They need to make some adjustments if they plan to take that lead. Game 4 was the example of that. Despite having scored more than 120 points and only allowing 46 points in the paint combined in the last two games, that wasn’t the case from last Saturday.

Denver currently has a shooting rate of 38.4% from the three point line and 78.2% from the free throw spot. They are averaging 43.8 rebounds per game, allowing 40.4% for the opponents to shoot from beyond the arc. They definitely have a good offense, but if they let go on the defense like they did in Game 4, they will head into Colorado with a lot of pressure.

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Betting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games.
  • The Trail Blazers are 12-4 SU in the last 16 games.
  • The totals have gone over in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games.
  • The Nuggets are 13-7 SU in the last 20 games.
  • The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games played on a Tuesday.
  • The totals have gone over in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games.

Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Expert Betting Prediction

Like I mentioned in the beginning, this series is hard to pin point which teams has the better chances. They both have played pretty similar and consistency hasn’t been key for either team. Nevertheless, Portland seems to be putting all the pieces together after their recent win. They will looking to do the same tonight in Denver, unless the Nuggets wake up and keep on going back and forth with the wins.

This is just one of the many sports betting guides that you can read here at NitroBetting news. Stay tuned for more NBA game previews and articles and don’t forget to check out the latest Basketball betting odds on the sportsbook.

*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.