Portland Trail Blazers
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction comes ahead of the NBA – Playoff on Sunday, 23.05.2021, at Ball Arena (Denver). Let’s look at the match preview as we try to provide the game-winner, Asian handicap, and over/under margins – the best betting tip for this tie.
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview & Betting Tips
The reason why the odds for Portland are reduced is probably due to Denver's injury problems, and it refers to the injury of their PG, Jamal Murray. First of all, Jamal Murray got injured in the second week of last month, but Denver continued to record good results even without him. Namely, since the injury of Jamal Murray, the Denver Nuggets have 13 wins and 6 defeats, which means that they can play without him with strong teams. Nikola Jokic will lead his team, and Denver has many quality players who can prevent Portland.
The Portland Trail Blazers, on the other hand, have shown a great game lately, but when the playoffs are played, their great form doesn't have to mean anything. It should be borne in mind that Portland is weak against teams with strong offensive performance. In addition, of all 30 teams, Portland is currently the second weakest defensive team (allowing 115.3 points per game), and also, Denver has shown good performance against teams with poor defences.
In my opinion, this game will be very exciting and uncertain, but I think that Denver can hide the absence of Jamal Murray and start this playoff series in front of 8000 fans in great style. The Portland Trail Blazers have the second-best attack in the NBA this season, but I expect the Nuggets to try to get Portland out of rhythm and slow down the game's pace.
- The Denver Nuggets have won 13 of their previous 15 home games.
- The Denver Nuggets will not be able to count on: W. Barton, P. J. Dozier and J. Murray.
- The Portland Trail Blazers have won 8 of their previous 10 games.
- Portland coach Terry Stotts will have all his key players at his disposal, and the only absent player is Z. Collins.
- The Denver Nuggets have won 6 of their previous 7 home games against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Denver Nuggets to win
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