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Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/16/2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (41-30) take the court as 9.5-point favorites against the Denver Nuggets (47-24) on May 16, 2021. A 229-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

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How to Watch

Time: 9:00 PM EST
TV Channel: NBCS-NW

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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 -9.5 -110 -110 229 -110 -110

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Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland holds a solid record against the spread this year, going 37-34 ATS.
  • The Trail Blazers' record against the spread as at least a 9.5-point favorite is above .500 at 4-3.
  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in 49.3% of games (35 out of 71 matchups).

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 34-37.
  • When the Nuggets are at least 9.5-point underdogs, they're 4-5 against the spread.
  • Denver hit the over in a majority of its outings this season: 38 of 71 games (53.5%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland's games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup point total (229 points) in 53.5% of opportunities (38 out of 71 matchups).
  • In Denver's games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday's matchup over/under in 29 out of 71 matchups (40.8%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 230.9 points per game, 1.9 points more than the point total of 229 for this game.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 224.1 points per game, 4.9 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Trail Blazers games is 230.2 points, 1.2 more than the over/under of 229 points for this contest.
  • Nuggets' games have an over/under of 224.9 points this season, 4.1 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Previous Matchups

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Denver has won seven games against Portland,

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
5/9/2019 - Trail Blazers - - - - Playoffs 119-108 POR
5/7/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Playoffs 124-98 DEN
5/5/2019 - Trail Blazers - - - - Playoffs 116-112 DEN
  • 4/21/2021 DNP -

    Nuggets: Jamal Murray

  • 2/23/2021 DNP - Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum
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    Trail Blazers Players to Watch

    • The leader in points and assists for the Trail Blazers is Damian Lillard, who scores 28.9 points and dishes out 7.5 assists per game.
    • Enes Kanter is Portland's best rebounder, grabbing an average of 11.0 boards in each contest while scoring 11.2 points per game.
    • Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 4.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
    • The Portland leader in both steals and blocks is Robert Covington, who averages 1.4 takeaways and 1.2 rejections per game.

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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • Nikola Jokic holds the top spot on the Nuggets leaderboards for scoring (26.4 per game), rebounds (10.9 per game), and assists (8.4 per game).
    • Michael Porter Jr. is dependable from deep 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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