Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Expert Predictions for Game 3

Max Staley
Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets - Game Two
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The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers split the first two games of this second-round playoff series, 1-1. But now the Trail Blazers get home-court advantage in Game 3 at the Moda Center, and they're 4-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Friday night's Game 3 between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is backing the Trail Blazers as 4-point favorites here. Sports Chat Place argues the Nuggets are far less experienced than the Trail Blazers, which could give Portland the edge.

Picks and Parlays

The staff at Picks and Parlays isn't predicting an outright winner, but they are projecting over 215.5 points here. Picks and Parlays argues Denver missed a ton of open jumpers in Game 2, and they think the Nuggets could shoot the lights out in Game 3.

WagerTalk News

Nikos Lagouretos, of WagerTalk News, is rolling with the Trail Blazers to win and cover a 4-point spread here. Lagouretos believes the Blazers are a much better team when playing in the Moda Center, which could give Portland the edge here.

Both of the expert predictions for Game 3's outright winner are backing the Trail Blazers to win and cover a 4-point spread, while Picks and Parlays is calling for over 215.5 points in Friday night's showdown.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.