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Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Expert Predictions for Game 6

David Hayes
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The Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers travel back to Rip City for Game 6 on Thursday as the Trail Blazers look to force a Game 7 in Denver with a win. Portland is currently a 3.5-point favorite in Thursday night's Game 6, 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 Game 6 of this second-round NBA Playoffs series.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Predictions

Sports Interaction

Jeremy Perry, of Sports Interaction, predicts the Blazers will win Game 6 in a close one, 105-103. Perry thinks the Blazers are simply playing too well at home for Denver to win two games on the road in this series.


ESPN's BPI projection is backing the Trail Blazers with a noticeable advantage in Thursday night's Game 6, giving Portland a 64.5 percent chance of winning this matchup.

FiveThirtyEight Sports

FiveThirtyEight Sports isn't quite as confident in the Trail Blazers as ESPN's BPI, giving Portland a 55.0 percent chance of winning this matchup and forcing a Game 7.

All three experts are backing the Trail Blazers to win Game 6 straight up, but the lone spread prediction is calling for the Nuggets to cover 3.5 points.

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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. 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.