Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/8/2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Moda Center in Portland
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On Sunday, the Denver Nuggets will try to snap their four-game losing skid when they go on the road to face the Portland Blazers.
The Blazers had the Nuggets' number last season, beating them in all four of their meetings. They beat them by 15 points on the road early last season, but the rest of the wins were all by six points or less.
In 27 games against the Nuggets in his career, Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been able to average 18 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Point guard Damian Lillard has averaged 19.9 points and 5.8 assists against the Suns in his career, while Nicolas Batum has scored 11.3 points per game against them.
The Nuggets gave up 38 first-quarter points to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday and ended up losing that game 110-101. The game was pretty even statistically, but the Cavs finished with 18 more free throws attempts, which ended up being the difference in the game.
Through five games, the Nuggets are near the bottom of the league in points allowed by giving up 106.4 points per game. They have four players averaging double-figures in points, but their highest scorer, Randy Foye, is averaging just 12.8 points per game. Center JaVale McGee has come off of the bench for Denver to average seven points and 2.4 blocks per game in just 13.2 minutes per game.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
Denver Nuggets are 1-4-0 Against the Spread
Denver Nuggets are 2-1-0 against the Over/Under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
Portland Trail Blazers are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Portland Trail Blazers are 0-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/08/14 F J.J. Hickson Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Portland
11/08/14 G Ty Lawson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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