The Nuggets and Trail Blazers are two teams that are likely going to be in the playoffs when the regular season is all said and done. There is plenty of star power on both sides of the court in this game.
Let’s take a look at the different markets out there for Colorado sports bettors in our Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers betting preview, complete with the best odds, picks, and predictions.
Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Preview
The Nuggets are finally home after a disappointing four-game road trip where they were only able to muster up one win. The Trail Blazers won’t be a pushover, but the return home could provide a lift to a Denver team that desperately needs it.
Nikola Jokic has cooled off in his two most recent games, but he’s still playing some of the best basketball in his career. Meanwhile, Portland is led by Damian Lillard, a bonafide MVP candidate in his own right.
Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Odds
All lines courtesy of FanDuel Colorado:
- Spread: Nuggets -6 (-110) // Trail Blazers +6 (-110)
- Moneyline: Nuggets -255 // Trail Blazers +210
- Total: Over 232 (-110) // Under 232 (-110)
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Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win
Jamal Murray Over 24.5 Points (-112)
Let’s continue to ride the Jamal Murray wave until it comes crashing down. He’s scored 30 or more points in his last three games and 25 or more in his last five contests. He’s finally starting to kick things into high gear and provide that scoring punch that the Nuggets have been missing.
Of course, Denver is slumping in spite of Murray’s offensive outburst, but that will change with a little bit of home cooking.
Sign up with PointsBet Colorado by clicking right here and grab the over on Trae Young’s total points.
Bets We Like With A Trail Blazers Win
Damian Lillard Over 40.5 Points+Assists (-115)
It’s risky to take a player prop at these odds anytime the listed number is over 40, but Damian Lillard is a different story. He’s gone over this number in four of his last five games (three of which were wins).
With CJ McCollum’s continued absence, the Blazers need more from Lillard on a nightly basis. If Portland knocks off Denver at home, it’s almost definitely going to be because Lillard went off.
Sign up with BetMGM Sportsbook by clicking here and grab this Damian Lillard prop.
Bets We Like Regardless Of Outcome
Over 232 (-110)
The Nuggets have been absolutely crushing overs all season long. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, they have hit the over in 21 of their 30 games this year. The Blazers are not quite as dominant on overs as the Nuggets, but they are still 17-13 on over-unders. The combination of these two teams should lead to a ton of points.
Of course, this total is high at 232, but the public is still backing the over. Over 90% of the total handle on this market is on the over on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Sign up with DraftKings Colorado here and grab the over.
Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick
Let’s keep it simple here. Grab the over before it goes up even further and hope that Jokic, Murray, Lillard, and the rest of the crew can score early and often.
The Pick: The over on the total points.