Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Expert Predictions for Game 5

Mike Esposito
Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four
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Deadlocked in a 2-2 series tie, the No. 2-seed Denver Nuggets host the No. 3-seed Portland Trail Blazers for Game 5 of their second-round series in the Western Conference Playoffs. The Nuggets are 4.5-point favorites at home in Denver, 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 Tuesday night's game.

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Predictions

Tony's Picks

Tony Tellez, of Tony's Picks, predicts the game will be close, but he's picking the Blazers plus the points. He notes that Portland is 18-13 against the spread (ATS) in games played after a loss this season.

Doc's Sports

Tony Sink, of Doc's Sports, is also taking the Trail Blazers plus the points in this matchup. One key stat Sink notes is Portland's dynamic offense, as the Trail Blazers average 114.5 points per game (PPG), which ranks No. 6 in the NBA.

CBS Sports

Jack Maloney, of CBS Sports, predicts that the Nuggets will take a 3-2 series lead over the Trail Blazers. He believes that the Nuggets have all the momentum in this series and expects a big win in front of their crowd.

Two of the experts we highlighted here are picking the Blazers plus the points, while Maloney is the lone expert taking the Nuggets to win outright.

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