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3 Best Prop Bets for Nuggets vs Trail Blazers NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook [November 23]

Larry Rupp
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers best bets and prop bets tonight.
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers best bets and prop bets tonight. / Justin Tafoya/GettyImages

The 2021 NBA season is in full swing. Tuesday's slate of games features a primetime matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.

Here's three of the best prop bets for Nuggets-Blazers, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Nuggets vs Blazers Best Prop Bets

1. Robert Covington - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (+100)

Robert Covington has shot the three-ball well his entire career and he is keeping up his momentum early on this season as well. The ninth-year pro is shooting a career-high 40.7% from beyond the arc and has made at least two long-balls in four of his last five games played. Denver has been solid defending the perimeter this season, but Portland is putting up an average of 38.9 three-point attempts per game as a team. Expect Covington to get in on the action often in this one. It's possible he can cash this bet in the first half alone.

2. Jusuf Nurkic - Rebounds: Over 9.5 (-134)

The stellar play of center Jusuf Nurkic has a lot to do with the Trail Blazers' recent run of success. The 27-year-old has brought down at least 11 rebounds in each of his last three games played and is averaging a career-high 11.2 boards per contest this season. Nurkic's presence in the paint has not gone unnoticed and he draws another favorable matchup on Tuesday night. The Nuggets rank No. 21 in the NBA allowing an opponent defensive rebounding percentage of 78.6%. The big man should have no trouble taking advantage of Denver's lack of depth outside of Nikola Jokic. This bet is worth taking on a bit of juice.

3. 1st Quarter Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5 (-102)

One thing has become clear this NBA season and that is that the Nuggets struggle to play well in the first quarter of away games. Denver is just 1-6 against the spread in that scenario this year and now has to face a team that has won each of its last eight home games. Portland has found its mojo as of late winning each of their last three games by a combined margin of 17 points. Expect Damian Lillard & company to come out firing in order to avenge their November 14 loss to the Nuggets in Denver. Back this bet with confidence tonight.

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