NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 27, 2013

NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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    The home team is 14-3 against the spread in the last 17 meetings between the Denver Nuggets (36-22) and Portland Trail Blazers (26-30), which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday night, when the two teams meet at the Rose Garden.

    Sports bettors will find that the Trail Blazers are 3.5-point home underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 210 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Denver Nuggets

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    The Denver Nuggets have won three of their last four games, including a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers as 7.5-point home favorites Monday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets are 3-3 against the spread as road favorites of three points or less this season, with the OVER going 4-2 in that situation.

Portland Trail Blazers

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    The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a seven-game losing streak last time out, when they captured a 92-86 victory over the Boston Celtics as two-point home favorites.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Trail Blazers are 7-4 against the spread as home underdogs of three points or less, with the OVER going 6-5 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Portland Trail Blazers as one of their NBA picks against the spread, as I developed the Denver Nuggets as 2.5-point road favorites in this affair.

    NBA Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +3.5  

     

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