Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Western Conference game. The Trail Blazers seek revenge after losing two days in Denver. The team is already in the palyoffs but losing in the regular season against another conference rival leaves much to be desired. Critics fell on Mike Malone this week after the nine-point loss. The Denver Nuggets are another story, with the victory against the Trail Blazers at home now the team has two consecutive victories. The Nuggets are favorites to win the conference this season.
Denver Nuggets: Win again.
The Nuggets this season are the second best team in the Western Conference. In addition, the team has the fourth best record in victories in the entire NBA with 55-26 overall. The performance of the Nuggets this season has been one of the best in the league. Alone a defeat in the first ten games of the season. The only problem is that the Nuggets despite being favorites in the conference have a negative record against the Warriors. So far the Nuggets lost three of four games this season against the champions, the last loss was this week 102-116 on the road.
On the road the Nuggets are scoring an average of 107.2 points per game, 40.59 FG Points, 75% free throw shots, 10.90 three pointers, 26.67 assists, 13.36 turnovers. The defense is still weak allowing up to 109.5 points per game, 40.67 FG points, 11.49 three pointers, 25.97 assists.
The ATS record is negative 15-23-1 on the road. In the last ten games the team has not been able to improve the average points per game with 5-5-0 in the spread. In the last game on the road was against the Warriors, the team was underdog with +8.5 but lost by fourteen points. The last victory in the spread was against the Thunder being underdogs +3.5 and winning the game.
Portland Trail Blazers: Home advantage.
The Trail Blazers at home have a good record with thirty wins and only nine defeats. The team has not lost a home game since March 07 against Oklahoma City Thunder 127-120. Up to now the winning streak is six games. The last two victories at home were against Grizzlies 116-89 and Nets 148-144 OT. At home the season did not start well with two losses in the first five games. But between January and April, the Trail Blazers lost just three games at home.
At home the Trail Blazers are scoring an average of 117.8 points per game, 43.36 FG points, 80.6% free throw shots, 11.95 three pointers, 23.95 assists, 12.85 turnovers. The home defense allows only 109.3 points per game, 40.56 FG poins, 79.1% free throw shots, 10.56 three pointers, 22.05 assists.
The ATS record at home is positive with 22-15-2. In the last ten games the ATS record is 4-5-1, the Trail Blazers have struggled to win some games with force. The last victory in the spread was against the Grizzlies 116-89 being favorites by -11.0 points in the spread. Against the Nuggets the record is 0-6 in the games and 1-4-1 in the ATS of the last six games. On the road in Denver they were underdogs +6.5 but lost by nine points.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets 04/07/2019 is: take the Portland Trail Blazers -2.5 (Point Spread).
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