Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Expert Predictions for Game 2

By Kevin Nardone
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The Denver Nuggets jumped out to a 1-0 series lead on Monday, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 121-113. The Nuggets are 4-point favorites at home in Game 2, 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 Wednesday night's Game 2.

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Predictions

CBS Sports

Chris Bengel, of CBS Sports, is picking Portland to cover the spread and take Game 2 on the road. He points to Damian Lillard's excellent shooting as a key factor in choosing the Blazers here.

Sports Chat Place

The team at Sports Chat Place also likes Portland to cover the 4-point spread, but they did not pick an outright winner. Sports Chat Place believes the Trail Blazers' high-scoring offense could keep Game 2 close.

Tony's Picks

On the other hand, Tony Tellez is taking Denver to win straight up and cover the spread. Tony argues that the Nuggets can exploit the Trail Blazers' interior defense now that Enes Kanter is entrenched as the starter.

Overall, the experts we highlighted here are pretty split on this matchup. Two experts are picking Portland to cover the 4-point spread, though only CBS Sports is taking Denver to win straight up. Tony is our lone expert picking Denver to win outright and cover the spread.

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