Blazers vs. Nuggets Game 5 Odds, Pick, Prediction (June 1, 2021)

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May 29, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) dribbles the ball against Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (7) in the first half during game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Nuggets and Trail Blazers are dead even as this Western Conference first-round series returns to Denver. The stars have been on full display for both teams, with Nikola Jokic and Damian Lillard leading their respective squads.

Let’s take a deep dive into the different wagering markets with our Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game 5 pick, complete with the best odds, prop predictions, and analysis.

Blazers vs. Nuggets Game 5 Pick

The Western Conference is going to be an absolute beast to get out of this year. Every series is tied 2-2, save for the 1 vs. 8 matchup between the Jazz and Grizzlies. Believe it or not, the Nuggets or Blazers could run the table in the West.

The Blazers took Game 4 in impressive fashion, but the Nuggets have been one of the better teams in the NBA at responding to losses. Look for Jokic to rally the troops as they prepare for a pivotal Game 5.

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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game 5 Odds

Game lines courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado:

TeamSpreadMoneylineTotal
Bucks+5 (-110)+163O 220.5 (-112)
Suns-5 (-110)-200U 220.5 (-109)

Nuggets Bets We Like With A Denver Win

Nikola Jokic Over 31.5 Points (-108)

Jokic was held to just 16 points on 18 shots in Saturday’s blowout loss. It was the first time all series that Portland was able to hold Joker to fewer than 34 points, but we don’t think that is something that they can sustain for the rest of the series. With Denver returning to Ball Arena, Jokic is in for a big night.

It might be tempting to take Jokic’s over on assists (5.5), but the Blazers have forced him to become a scorer this series. Don’t expect that gameplan to change much in Game 5.

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Blazers Bets We Like With A Portland Win

CJ McCollum 23+ Points & Win (+246)

Damian Lillard is obviously the lead dog in Portland, but people forget how good CJ McCollum can be. His game is tailor-made for the playoffs and he has been a model of consistency through four games. He has scored 21 points three times and 22 once. The Blazers need a big effort from him to push past the Nuggets in this series. Take DraftKings Sportsbook’s points+win parlay on McCollum if you think Portland will pull out the victory on the road.

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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game 5 Prediction

This series was a complete toss-up when it started and nothing has changed after four games. Essentially, the Nuggets and Blazers are starting a three-game series. Although they have split home-road games, coming back to Ball Arena should give Denver a nice lift. Take the Nuggets laying the points and grab the over on Nikola Jokic’s points.

Betting Pick: Nuggets -1.5

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