The Nuggets can close out the Trail Blazers in Portland on Thursday night, but Damian Lillard won’t go away quietly. The Blazers lost Game 5 despite a 55-point, 10-rebound performance from Lillard. Nikola Jokic’s 38 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists were enough to get the double-overtime win.
Let’s take a deep dive into the different wagering markets with our Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game 6 pick, complete with the best odds, prop predictions, and analysis.
Blazers vs. Nuggets Game 6 Pick
If the Blazers can’t win a game when Lillard drops 55, do they have any chance of winning the next two games and advancing in this series? For that to happen, CJ McCollum, Norm Powell, and Carmelo Anthony have to be better. Those three are supposed to provide the scoring behind Lillard, but they combined for just 39 points on 15-for-47 shooting in Game 5.
On the flip side, Denver’s secondary scorers were phenomenal on Tuesday. Michael Porter Jr. had 26 points on 13 shots, including a dagger three in double overtime. Austin Rivers added 18 points and seven assists while Monte Morris erupted for 28 points off the bench. Lillard and Jokic are going to put up their numbers. This game will come down to which role players play better.
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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game 6 Odds
Game lines courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado:
|Nuggets||+5 (-110)||+170||O 223 (-112)|
|Suns||-5 (-110)||-210||U 223 (-109)|
Nuggets Bets We Like With A Denver Win
Monte Morris Over 12.5 Points (+100)
Monte Morris more than doubled this point total in Game 5. He was nearly perfect from the free-throw line, drilling 10 of his 11 attempts. If Morris is confident enough to attempt five-plus shots from three, he’ll go over on his points. Knocking down threes and drawing fouls off the bench can be huge for Denver
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Blazers Bets We Like With A Portland Win
Carmelo Anthony Over 11.5 Points (-106)
Lillard is going to put up his points. Betting on him is rarely a mistake, but we are banking on some of Portland’s role players to bounce back, specifically Carmelo Anthony. He’s averaging 12.0 points per game. He’s gone over 11.5 points in three games this series and we expect him to have a strong game at home. He put up 17 and 12 in Games 3 and 4, respectively.
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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game 6 Prediction
From the jump in Game 1, this is a series that felt like it was going to go to seven games. These are two experienced teams with superstars leading the way. Every time Damian Lillard throws a punch, Nikola Jokic counters with a jab of his own. Take the Blazers laying the points and hammer the prop bets for Portland’s role players
Betting Pick: Blazers -5