Denver Nuggets VS Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Basketball 09:00 PM ET

Saturday

12/16/2020

Altitude, NBC Sports Northwest

Spread: Denver Nuggets -3

Over/Under: 219.5

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The Denver Nuggets will host the Portland Trail Blazers at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 9:00 P.M., ET.

The Denver Nuggets failed to get the win in their 1st preseason game when they faced Steph Curry and the Warriors. The team trailed by 11 points in the 1st half of the game with a score of 61-50 in favor of Golden State. The team outscored the Warriors 55-46 in the 2nd half but it wasn’t enough as the Nuggets were short 2 points to get the tie and lose the game with a score of 107-105. They shot 34% from the floor on 49-93 shooting while hitting 28% of their shots from deep on 7-25 shooting. Denver dropped their shots for 75% from the line on 18-25 shooting. They are 11th in the Western Conference this preseason with a record of 0-1.

Nikola Jokic led the squad with his double-double of 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists while Gary Harris added 11 points, 2 boards, 3 dimes, and 2 steals. Monte Morris came off the bench to chip in 10 points to the team. The Nuggets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 12/16/2020

Portland split their 1st 2 games after losing to the Kings in their 2nd matchup. The Kings had the lead in the 1st half for 7 points with a score of 58-51. They couldn’t stop Sacramento in the 2nd half when they allowed 63 more while making only 55 themselves to lose the game with a score of 121-106. The team dropped 40% of their shots from the floor on 36-90 shooting while also hitting their 3s for 40% on 12-30 attempts. The squad was 22-27 in free throws for 81.5%. The Blazers are 7th in the Western Conference this preseason with a record of 1-1.

Derrick Jones Jr. led the team in the loss with 15 points and 6 rebounds while CJ McCollum added 13 points and 3 boards. Harry Giles lll came off the bench and had a double-double for 19 points and 13 rebounds while Gary Trent Jr. added 17 points of his own. The Blazers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets. The NBA pick is the Denver Nuggets -3. Portland couldn’t stop Sacramento’s attack in their 2nd game with the team being sluggish on the defensive side. Their star Damien Lilliard doesn’t feel like going all out this preseason yet. Jokic had a big game against the Warriors and was throwing the ball from half court to complete plays and will play big once again for the team in the next game. Denver will pull through projected to an outcome of 112-108.

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NBA Starting Time: 9:00 P.M. ET

Location: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

TV: Altitude, NBC Sports Northwest

NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets -3

NBA Totals: 219.5

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