For their fourth and final meeting this season, the streaking Denver Nuggets will try to defend their home against the Portland Trail Blazers tomorrow. at 9:10 pm EST.
The Trail Blazers are coming into this after taking down the Dallas Mavericks (without Luka Doncic), 140-123. They were on fire from the floor, shooting 50.6%, and they will need to maintain that level of play if they want to challenge the Nuggets on the road.
The Nuggets are coming into this matchup off of an uplifting victory against the Orlando Magic for their sixth straight. Nikola Jokic hit a step-back three-pointer as time expired to clinch Denver’s win. The Nuggets will have to remain efficient in this game if they hope to get a home-court win against a tough opponent in Portland.
Who will win this Tuesday’s match-up?
NBA Odds/Game Lines: Trail Blazers at Nuggets
|POR Trail Blazers||+7.5 (-110)||+245||O 233-(-110)|
|DEN Nuggets||-7.5 (-110)||-300||U 233 (-110)|
|Winning at the End of Every Quarter||POR +810||Any other result -112||DEN +130|
|POR 1-10 (+360)||POR +11 (+1200)||DEN 1-10 (+175)||DEN +11 (+140)|
“Winning at the End of Every Quarter” is a unique type of option at Fanduel mobile sportsbook. It says that the winner needs to win every quarter for the bet to win. If neither of the team qualifies, the “Any other result” bet will be the winning bet.
|POR Trail Blazers||+7 (-110)||+240||O 233.5 -(-110)|
|DEN Nuggets||-7 (-110)||-285||U 233.5 (-110)|
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Denver, Looking for 14th Straight Home Win
Denver has enjoyed an extended period of success while playing at Pepsi Center, having won their last 13 home games. The Nuggets remain to be one of the top teams in the NBA and have been victorious in sixteen out of their past nineteen matchups as well.
Their most recent loss at home was to Dallas on December 6th, making Tuesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers an opportunity to keep the streak alive. With such a positive run of form, many experts and fans alike are eager to see if Denver can keep up this momentum and continue to rise above their opposition.
Jokic and the Nuggets have an easy way out during their last four matchups until Orlando Magic showed them how to release a 15-point edge and take a four-point lead. It has been a close battle but the Joker saves the day with his step-back three-pointer to beat the buzzer.
Portland, Looks to Even Up the Regular Season Matchup
The Trail Blazers were the clear victors in their first meeting with the Denver Nuggets during the regular season, 135-110. Howe Denver has since turned the tables and taken the last two victories. In one of those wins, on December 8th, Denver’s Jamal Murray sealed a 3-pointer with just 0.9 seconds to go in Portland, giving his team a last-second steal.
With his performance in both losses to Denver, Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard has proved why he is such an impressive player, scoring 40 points in the December 8th loss and 34 in their most recent defeat against the Nuggets on December 23rd. He is currently averaging 28.8 points per game overall and 35 per game across their match-ups thus far.