Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Denver Nuggets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2.5 point favorites.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 35-38. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 111.4 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 35-38. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 40-32-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 46-26-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 33-40-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 40-33-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Gary Harris averages 14.7 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.27 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.03 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Blazers allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 113.2 and a defensive rating of 112.9. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -2.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks