The Denver Nuggets (16-14) will look to Nikola Jokic (eighth in the league scoring 26.6 points per game) when they try to hold off Damian Lillard (second in the NBA with 29.8 PPG) and the Portland Trail Blazers (18-12 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are home favorites in the game, which begins at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s over/under is set at .
The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of February 23, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
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Injury Report as of February 23
Gary Harris: Out (Adductor),
JaMychal Green: Out (Shoulder),
Greg Whittington: Out (Knee),
Paul Millsap: Out (Knee),
PJ Dozier: Out (Hamstring)
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle),
Harry Giles III: Out (Calf)
Nuggets and Trail Blazers Records ATS
- Denver’s record against the spread is 13-17 this season.
- When favored by at least 8 points, the Nuggets are 4-3 against the spread this season.
- Denver and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 70% of its games this season (21/30).
- Portland has regularly covered the spread this season with a record of 16-14.
- The Trail Blazers hold an even 1-1 record against the spread this season when they play as at least an 8-point underdog.
- 17 of Portland’s 30 games (56.7%) this season have gone over the over/under.
- Denver and its opponents have gone over Tuesday’s 230.5 total in 14 out of 30 games (46.7%) this season.
- 14 Portland games this year (46.7% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Tuesday’s total of 230.5 points.
- On average, the over/under in Nuggets games is 3.2 points fewer than the over/under of 230.5 points in this contest.
- Trail Blazers’ games have a total points bet of 230.9 points this season, 0.4 points more than the over/under for this game.
- The average implied total for the Nuggets this season is 114.1 points, 4.9 fewer points than their implied total of 119 points in Tuesday’s game.
- Denver has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (119) 12 times.
- The 117.6-point average implied total on the season for the Trail Blazers is 6.6 more points than the team’s 111-point implied total in this matchup.
- Portland has scored more than 111 points 20 times this season.
- The Nuggets are the league’s fourth-highest scoring team (115.5 PPG), while the Trail Blazers allow the 27th-fewest points per game (115.8) in NBA play.
- The Nuggets have put up a total of 111 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 3.7 per game), while the Trail Blazers have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 19 total points, -0.7 per game).
- Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists. He averages 26.6 points per game while adding 11.2 rebounds and 8.5 assists.
- Jokic’s assists prop over/under for the game is listed at 8.5 assists, equal to his season average of 8.5.
- The Nuggets are led by Jamal Murray from beyond the arc. He makes 2.5 shots from deep per game.
- Murray’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
- Jokic leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Michael Porter Jr. collects 1.2 blocks an outing to pace Denver.
- Jokic’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals less than his season average of 1.7.
Trail Blazers Leaders
- Lillard holds the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists, tallying 29.8 points and 7.9 assists per game.
- Lillard’s assists prop total for the contest is listed at 8.5 assists, 0.6 assists higher than his season average of 7.9.
- When it comes to rebounds, Enes Kanter is the Portland leader with 11.2 per game.
- Kanter’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 18.5, 5.3 less than his season average of 23.8.
- CJ McCollum leads the Trail Blazers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 4.8 made threes per game.
- McCollum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 2.3 shots lower than his season average of 4.8.
- One Portland player is its leader in both steals and blocks. Robert Covington averages 1.6 steals per game and 1.1 blocks per game.
- Covington’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.
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