Denver Nuggets at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 14-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 8.0 as they average 110.3 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 13-8. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 112.8 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 12-9-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 7-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-10-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 12-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/29/18 G Gary Harris Achilles is questionable Friday vs Portland
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Gary Harris averages 16.8 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
CJ McCollum averages 20.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Damian Lillard scores 27.1 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 102.3 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Denver averages 110.3 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 110.7 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest. Portland is 10th in the NBA with 112.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 50.1 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.6. The Blazers are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Denver is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Portland is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Blazers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 16th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland -2.5 and under 214.5 total points
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