Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Playoffs round 2 game 4. Second game at home after a hard first game. The Trail Blazers have the advantage, but the last game was epic. The team never gave up under the pressure of the Nuggets, plus the Trail Blazers had the advantage of playing at home. The Nuggets won the first game of the series, but in the third they pressed without achieving the goals. It has not been easy for either team. This series will surely reach a seventh game.
Portland Trail Blazers: Ready for another battle at home.
The Trail Blazers in the third game of this second round of the playoffs proved that they play well at home. The third game of the round was epic, four overtimes to define the winner. Both teams won two quarters in regular time. In the four OT there were three draws. In the last OT the Trail Blazers won 11-8 for a final score of 140-137. The Nuggets dominated the field goals with 51.7% and the offensive rebounds with 38.7% in the game.
At home the Trail Blazers had a good record during the regular season. Less than ten losses throughout the season. In the first round against the Thunder they did not lose any game at home. During this season’s playoffs the Trail Blazers are scoring 119.0 points per game, 43.75 FG points, 77.8% free throw shots, 12.25 three pointers and 19.00 assists. The defense is number fourteen in the league allowing up to 110.5 per game.
The ATS record at home is 2-2-0 in the playoffs. The first two games against the Thunder were easy to complete -3.5 and -2.0 in the spread. But the team does not complete a spread in the playoffs at home since the last game against the Thunder on April 23. In the first game at home against the Nuggets as favorites in this round the Trail Blazers were favorites with -4.0 but could not complete the points.
Denver Nuggets: Pressure to the end.
The Nuggets won the first game of this series at home 121-113, but lost the second game 90-97. The Nuggets defense is the sixth best in the league this season. But that ranking did not help to defend the second game. At least in the third game the pressure of the defense was much better than at home to cause four overtimes. During the regular season, the record on the road was not the best. Against the Trail Blazers the record was 1-1 on the road in the regular season.
On the road during the playoffs the record is negative with a win in four games. Most of the defeats are against the Spurs, just a victory against them on the road. The Nuggets are scoring 116.2 points on the road, 45.00 FG points, 74% free throw shots, 12.75 three pointers, 27.50 assists. The defense being one of the top ten is allowing 120.2 points per game.
The ATS record is not negative with 2-2-0. Against the Spurs kept +3.5 in the spread. In the third game against the Portlan Trail Blazers the Nuggets were underdogs and they kept +4.0 in the spread. The historic record in the playoffs is 7-31 W / L and in spree 15-22-1 since 2004 for the Nuggets. 8-2-0 in the last ten playoff games for the Nuggets since 2012.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets 05/05/2019 is: take the Portlan Trail Blazers -3.0 (Point Spread).
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