Portland Trail Blazers VS Denver Nuggets

NBA Basketball 10:30 PM EST

Sunday

05/03/2019

ESPN

Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5

Over/Under: 215.5

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/3/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/3/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/3/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Nuggets was cold on Game 2 in the best of seven series of the semifinal round at the Western Conference Wednesday night. The Nuggets’ cold play cost them the game to a score of 90-97 against the Trailblazers at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The hostilities of that night were too much for the Nuggets to handle as Tony Craig fell onto fellow Nuggets Monte Morris’ knee that caused his bloody nose. Craig’s injury resulted to 21 minutes out of play before returning with a protective face mask. Center Nikola Jokic scored 16 points only, a far cry from his 37 in Game 1. PG Jamal Murray had his lingering thigh injury brought back and was not performing normally with the annoying aggravation he felt. Murray made himself available for treatment so he could play on Game 3 on Friday evening.

Denver is ready to face the Trail Blazers for its third semi final game with 110.7 ppg at 46.6% from the field and limits playoff foes to score at 103.7 ppg. The Nuggets pounded 46.4 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 4.4 blocks, and 7.7 steals per meeting in its post season games. The Joker is Denver’s leading scorer with 20.1 ppg, 51.1% in FG shooting, and 82.1% from the free throw mark. The team is 7-2 SU in its last 9 matches against the Trail Blazers and its last 5 games on the road went over the totals. Denver is 2nd seed in the West with a 59-32 win/loss count in the League.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 5/3/2019

The Portland Trail Blazers will have its home court advantage for Game 3  on Friday evening. PG Damian Lillard took attention from the Nuggets defenders and was contained to 14 points. But his containment only woke up the rest of the crew with the plays he sat. PG CJ McCollum delivered 20 points and 6 assists, PF Zach Collins made work on their defense in the paint, PG Rodney Hood had 15 points off the Blazers bench while Center Enes Kanter contributed 15 points to help the Blazers route the Nuggets.

Portland leveled the best of 7 series at 1-1 with 114.7 ppg at 46.7% from the field while restraining playoff rivals at 105.3 ppg. The Blazers grabbed 48.0 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per meeting with opponents. Lillard tops the Portland score boards with 25.8 ppg, 44.4% in FG shooting, and 91.2% from the free throw area. The team is 3rd seed in the West with a 58-31 win/loss cap in the League.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the Portland Trail Blazers -4.5. Denver PG Jamal Murray receiver treatment for his reactivated thigh injury and is probable to play on Game 3. Portland Center Jusuf Nurkic is out of the season with a fractured leg while SF Maurice Harkless suffered an ankle injury in his last game. Denver missed a lot of open shots in its last contest with the Blazers and will improve this low output on the their third semifinal game. Predicted to win this contest is Portland with a score of 110-107.

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NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM EST

Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

Date: May 3, 2019

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds:  Portland Trail Blazers -4.5

NBA Totals Odds: 215.5

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