Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers 2021-22 NBA Season Preview, Predictions and Picks

The Denver Nuggets travel to the Moda Center for a match with the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday Night on TNT. The Nuggets (9-8 SU, 7-10ATS) have actually lost 4 straight video games, most just recently suffering a 29 point loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The Trail Blazers (9-8 SU, 7-10 ATS) have actually won 4 of their last 5 video games and are discovering their groove.

Will the Nuggets right the ship on the roadway? Or will the Trail Blazers continue their gaining methods?

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Lines

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Point Spread: Trail Blazers -6.5
Money Line: Nuggets +230 / Trail Blazers -270
Total: Over/Under 214.5

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

The primary piece of injury news for the Denver Nuggets relate to Nikola Jokic, as he has actually missed out on the previous 2 video games with a sprained wrist. He is noted as doubtful for this match, however even if he plays he will be kept back on the court. The Nuggets have actually likewise lacked Michael Porter Jr. for the majority of the season as he is handling a back disorder. Bones Hyland (ankle) and Zeke Nnaji (ankle) will miss this match also.

The Trail Blazers are completely healthy.

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview

Nuggets Struggling

Denver’s greatest concern over their previous 5 video games has actually been on the protective end. They are 5th in protective ranking in the NBA over that stretch, per NBA Advanced Stats. In October, they were 2nd in the NBA in protective ranking, and are 20th in the NBA in November. The Nuggets have actually likewise lost and stopped working to cover their last 4 video games

It’s worth keeping in mind that Denver gets absolutely nothing from their bench system. In truth, their bench system has the worst net ranking in the NBA this season, per NBA Advanced Stats. The beginners, on the other hand, have the second-best net ranking.

Trail Blazers Rolling

You might in fact make the case that the Trail Blazers’ season reversed after these exact same 2 groups satisfied back on November 14th, a video game that Lillard did not play in and saw the Nuggets win by 29. Since then, the Trail Blazers have actually won 3 straight video games and have actually covered in 2 out of 3 of those video games. However, if you got Trail Blazers -6.5 on Saturday, then they’ve covered 3 directly.

The Trail Blazers are a simply offending group. Over the previous 10 video games, they are sixth in the NBA in Offensive Rating, however 26th in the NBA in Defensive Rating. This is going to be the Trail Blazers identity this season, and with Lillard continuing to play well it can assist them acquire some more wins after a sluggish start.

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Prediction and Pick

These are 2 groups heading in opposite instructions. The Trail Blazers are playing excellent basketball and are 8-1 SU and 6-3 ATS in the house this season. I anticipate Jokic to sit this video game out tonight, and even if he does play he will be relatively restricted with his wrist injury. Look for the Blazers to continue functioning on their house flooring.

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