Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 17 (Jokic & Co. Keep Home Winning Streak Alive)

Devon Platana
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
  • Coverage: ALT and ROOT Sports NW+

Four NBA matchups are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, including a Western Conference showdown between the Denver Nuggets (30-13) and Portland Trail Blazers (21-22) at Ball Arena.

The Nuggets look like true NBA Championship contenders, improving to 16-3 over their last 19 games with Sunday's 119-116 win over the Orlando Magic. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers picked up back-to-back wins over the Dallas Mavericks in their last two outings, winning the most recent one 140-123.

Can the Nuggets win for the 17th time in their last 20 games tonight? Or will the Trail Blazers figure out a way to notch a rare road win?

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: POR: (+205) | DEN: (-255)
  • Spread: POR: +6.5 (-110) | DEN: -6.5 (-110)
  • Total: 238 -- Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

The Nuggets enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 238 points with the over being favored at -112 odds.

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Nuggets -7.5 - - 233 -110 -110 -300 245

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • The Nuggets won 36 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 46 times.
  • The Trail Blazers had an ATS record of 11-17-1 as underdogs of 7.5 points or greater last season.
  • Nuggets games hit the over 47 out of 82 times last season.
  • Last year, 36 of the Trail Blazers' 82 games went over the point total.

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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick

The Trail Blazers' recent road play leaves me feeling confident about the Nuggets' chances tonight. Portland has lost each of its last seven road games, only averaging 106.9 points with 16.7 turnovers per game. In fact, the Blazers just gave the ball away 22 times in their last away outing against the Toronto Raptors.

On the flip side, the Nuggets have amassed 13 straight victories at Ball Arena, putting up 121.9 PPG on .530/.407/.736 shooting. Denver's defense has also held opponents to a 104.2 PPG in its last five home games, not boding well for Portland whatsoever.

After the Nuggets already beat the Trail Blazers twice in December, I see Denver keeping the momentum rolling tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 124 | Trail Blazers: 115

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I have my eyes on the Nuggets as -6.5 spread favorites. Denver has consistently covered the spread recently, going 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games. That hasn't been the case for Portland, though. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven contests, also failing to cover in eight of the last 12 games against the Nuggets.

With the Blazers also being 0-5 ATS in their last five trips to Ball Arena, the Nuggets should win this one by a decent margin.

Bet: Nuggets -6.5 (-110)


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. 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.

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