Denver Nuggets at Portland Blazers Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 53-26. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.3 as they average 110.9 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 50-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 114.5 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 41-38-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 33-46-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 44-35-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 41-37-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/05/19 G Seth Curry Leg is questionable Sunday vs Denver
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
03/17/19 G CJ McCollum Knee is out indefinitely
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.2 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Al-Farouq Aminu averages 9.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 27.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 6th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Blazers are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Blazers surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Nuggets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 10th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Portland is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 16th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +2
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