Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Game Info
2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Denver Nuggets (2-1, 1-1 Away) vs. Portland Trail Blazers 3-0, 1-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Oct. 24, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Moda Center — Portland, OR
Coverage: NBA TV
The 2022-23 NBA season has another slate of action-packed games planned for Monday, Oct. 24. One matchup worth watching is a showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. After an unfortunate season-opening loss, the Nuggets have rebounded with back-to-back wins, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 122-117, in their last outing.
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers are one of the NBA's best teams, starting off with a perfect 3-0 record. Portland's last victory came in the form of a 106-104 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, highlighted by Damian Lillard's team-leading 41 points on 15-of-25 (60%) shooting.
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DEN: (-210) | POR: (+176)
Spread: DEN: -5 (-110) | POR: +5 (-110)
Total: 228 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Nuggets enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 228, which is average compared to Monday's other projected totals.
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick
Last season's Nuggets-Trail Blazers rivalry was one-sided, resulting in three victories for Denver over four meetings. On top of that, the Nuggets' three wins came by an average margin of 31 points, highlighting just how dominant their performance was.
Though the Blazers are 3-0 this season, two of their wins came against the Lakers and Sacramento Kings, who are a combined 0-6 this year. They also did beat a potential contender in the Phoenix Suns, however, overtime was needed to secure the win after coming from behind.
At the end of the day, the Nuggets have found their groove and I don't think the Trail Blazers are good enough to stop them. Besides, Portland doesn't have an answer for Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 29.1 points, 12.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists in his last nine games against Portland.
Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 124 | Trail Blazers: 115
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Betting Trends
- Denver is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Portland.
- Portland is 4-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Denver's last nine games.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Portland's last 13 home games against Denver.
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Best Bet
The Nuggets are spread betting darlings when it comes to their recent history with the Trail Blazers. Denver is 7-2 against the spread in its last nine games against Portland, securing seven victories by an average margin of 17.8 points.
With Jokic and co. catching fire at the right time, I can see the Nuggets covering the 5-point spread here without much issue.
Bet: Nuggets -5 (-110)
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