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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets: Don Best NBA Playoff Odds & Trends for 5/27/2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (42-30, 1-1) are 3.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets (47-25, 1-1) at Moda Center on Thursday, starting at 10:30 PM ET on NBA TV. The series is tied 1-1.

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How to Watch

Time: 10:30 PM EST
TV Channel: NBA TV

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Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Betting Data

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -3.5 -110 -110 227 -110 -110

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Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland has a 39-35 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least 3.5-point favorites, the Trail Blazers are 16-16 ATS.
  • Portland has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 38 of 74 games (51.4%).

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Denver is under .500: 35-39.
  • When they're at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Nuggets are 24-20 against the spread.
  • Denver has hit the over in 41 of 74 games this season (55.4%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday's matchup over/under (227 points) in 42 out of 74 opportunities (56.8% of matchups).
  • 39 Denver games this year (52.7% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Thursday's over/under of 227 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 231.2 points per game, 4.2 points more than the point total of 227 for this game.
  • The 224.7 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 2.3 fewer than the 227 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Trail Blazers have seen a 230.5 over/under in their games this season, 3.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 1.6 points separates this matchup's over/under (227 points) and the average total points bet in Nuggets' games (225.4 points) this season.

Previous Matchups

Denver has won a majority of its last 10 games against Portland, going 6-4, while the Trail Blazers have covered the spread in five of nine games against the Nuggets.

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
5/24/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -2 224.5 -130 108 Playoffs 128-109 DEN
5/22/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -1 226 -115 -106 Playoffs 123-109 POR
5/16/2021 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -8.5 230 -396 306 Regular Season 132-116 POR
4/21/2021 Nuggets Trail Blazers -2 230 -128 107 Regular Season 106-105 DEN
2/23/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -6 232 -241 196 Regular Season 111-106 DEN
8/6/2020 Trail Blazers Nuggets -4.5 229.5 -200 165 Regular Season 125-115 POR
2/4/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -4.5 225.5 -190 158 Regular Season 127-99 DEN
12/12/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -7.5 216.5 -313 246 Regular Season 114-99 DEN
10/23/2019 Nuggets Trail Blazers -1.5 217.5 -116 -103 Regular Season 108-100 DEN
5/12/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Playoffs 100-96 POR

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Trail Blazers Players to Watch

  • Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in points and assists per game, scoring 28.8 points and distributing 7.5 assists.
  • Portland's best rebounder is Enes Kanter, who averages 11.0 boards per game in addition to his 11.2 PPG average.
  • Lillard makes more threes per game than any other member of the Trail Blazers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 4.1 per contest.
  • Robert Covington is Portland's leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.

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Nuggets Players to Watch

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, collecting 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is reliable from distance and leads the Nuggets with 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Denver's leader in steals is Jokic with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is JaVale McGee with 1.2 per game.

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Injury Report

Trail Blazers:

Zach Collins: Out For Season (Ankle)

Nuggets:

Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),

Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),

PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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