NBA Picks: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets
The Portland Trail Blazers (20-17) and Denver Nuggets (23-16) will meet up in a Western Conference matchup Tuesday night, with the opening tip scheduled for 9 p.m. ET at the Pepsi Center in the Mile High City.
Let's take a closer look at this rivalry from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way.
Portland Trail Blazers
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The Portland Trail Blazers have dropped back-to-back games since putting together a four-game win streak, as it attempts to bounce back from a disappointing 87-83 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder as four-point home underdogs Sunday.
Sports bettors will find that the Trail Blazers are 10-8 ATS as road underdogs of 6.5 to 9 points over the last two-plus seasons.
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The Denver Nuggets have won a season-high five games in a row, including a 116-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors as 6.5-point home favorites Sunday.
Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets have won 21 of their last 23 home games against the Portland Trail Blazers, while the favorite is 13-3 against the spread in the last 16 meetings in this series.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Denver Nuggets as one of their NBA picks against the spread Tuesday, as the home team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings in this series.
NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets -8.5