Portland Trail Blazers VS Denver Nuggets

NBA Basketball 10:30 PM EST

Tuesday

05/09/2019

ESPN

Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5

Over/Under: 215.5

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Denver Nuggets will spar it out with its fellow Northwestern team in a chance to clinch the first finals slot of Game 6 in the Western Conference. PF 13-year veteran Paul Millsap of the Nuggets sat the tone of Denver routing off the Trail Blazers in Game 5 at the Pepsi center in Denver. Milsap’s influence was huge for his team as they continued to clobber Portland and capped the game to a commanding score of 124-98. Center Nikola Jokic brought in 25 points and pulled 19 rebounds off the glass followed by Milsap with 24 and most importantly, influencing the young robust team how its done. PG Jamal Murray had 18 points and 9 assists to help the Nuggets in their win.

Denver is at the shade of getting through to a Western Conference finals slot if they are successful on Game 6 against the Blazers with 110.7 ppg at 46.6% from the field while restricting playoff teams to score at 106.9 ppg. The Nuggets pulled 46.4 rebounds, 27.4 assists,  4.4 blocks, and 7.7 steals per contest. The Joker is the leading scorer of the Nuggets with 20.1 ppg, 51.1% in FG shooting, and 82.1% from the foul line. The team is 9-3 SU in its last 12 matches against the TRail Blazers and 5-0 ATS in its last meetings at the Moda Center in Portland. Denver leads 3-2 in the best of seven series of the semi finals round

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 5/9/2019

The Portland Trail Blazers had no other choice but perform with what they have considering the plays the team faces against the tough Nuggets. Portland had a difficult time containing the pick-and -roll tandem of Center Nikola Jokic and PG Jamal Murray plus the well balanced offense they have in their arsenal. PG Damian Lillard delivered 22 points. Portland was at the tail end from start to finish with a deficit of 18 at the 1rst quarter and trailed by 28 points at the 4th frame. The team absorbed a lead by as much as 31 points before the bench joined the fray.

Portland played to the best of their abilities with 114.7 ppg at 46.7% dro the field while limiting playoff opponents to score at 111.4 ppg. The Trail Blazers grabbed 48.0 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per game. Lillard tops the scoring stats with 25.8 ppg, 44.4% in FG shooting, and 91.2% from the charity stripe. The team is 12-1 SU in its last 13 matches at home and 0-5 ATS in its last 5 contests at home against the Nuggets. Portland trails in the semi finals series at 3-2.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the Portland Trail Blazers  -4.5. Center Enes Kanter is on a Ramadan which gives the Nuggets an edge to a weakened player of Portland while Center Jusuf Nurkic is out of the season with a fractured left leg. Kanter is playing with a separated shoulder injury and scored only 7 points from playing 26 minutes in Game 5. Predicted to win this match is Portland to a score of 115-112.

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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM EST

Location: Moda Center, Porland, Oregon

Date: May 9, 2019

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds: Portland Trail Blazers  -4.5

NBA Totals Odds: 215.5

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