Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Game 3 5/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Game 3 5/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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In Game 3 of this Western quarterfinal, the Portland Trail Blazers are hosting the Denver Nuggets at the Moda Center in Portland on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 22:30 ET in a battle between the third and sixth-best teams of the conference. Both teams are tied 1-1 wins after the first couple of games in Denver. The Nuggets bounced back in Game 2 and took the win that tied the series and now the Blazers are looking to take advantage of their own home court and take once again the lead in this series. 

The Blazers finished the regular season with a 42-30 record and were 38-34 against the spread and 38-34 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the Nuggets with a 109-128 score. Damian Lillard had another monster game, scoring a game-high 42 points with 9 triples, adding a game-high 10 assists as well. But he got little help from the rest of his team, as two more players added 21 and 15 points and the rest of the whole team just 31.  

Lillard is unstoppable in the playoffs, leading the team both in scoring with 38 ppg and in assists made with 11.5 per game. CJ McCollum adds 21 ppg and 6 rebounds per game and both shoot with 50% from downtown. 

Blazers have the fifth offense in the league with 116.1 ppg and allow 114.3 ppg defensively. They have a 45.3% field goal percentage and a 38.5% 3-point percentage. They are 4-1 against the spread in their previous five matches. Over is 3-0 in their previous three matches. 

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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Game 3 Predictions 5/27/2021

The Nuggets finished the regular season with a 47-25 record and were 34-38 against the spread and 39-33 in over/under. They are coming off a home vicotry against Portland with a 128-109 score. They shot with 53% from the field and were led once again by Nikola Jokic with 38 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Michael Porter Jr followed with 18 points.    

Jokic leads the team in the playoffs both in scoring with 36 ppg and in rebounding with 12 per game, but dishes only 3 assists per game. Porter Jr follows with 21.5 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game.  

The Nuggets score 115.1 ppg on offense and allow 110.1 ppg on defense. They have the fourth-best field goal percentage with 48.5% and a 37.7% 3-point percentage. They are 3-5 against the spread in their previous eight matches. Over is 6-2 in their previous eight matches.

The Nuggets have a 3-2 lead over the Blazers this season and are tied 1-1 wins in Portland. Blazers are 5-1 against the spread in their previous six matchups. Over is 5-2 in their previous seven matchups. Portland has a 20-16 home record, while Denver is 22-14 on the road. I’m going to pick over 228 once again today.  

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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Game 3 5/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 22:30 ET 

Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

TV: TSN / NBCSN / NBATV / Altitude Sports

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 

NBA Totals: +228

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