Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets

by Dirty on March 7, 2010

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets meet at Pepsi Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nuggets listed as 6½-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total is sitting at 206½.

The Trail Blazers dominated from the start on Wednesday, as they ran over the Pacers 102-79. The Trail Blazers covered the 9-point spread, while the 181 points went UNDER the posted total of 203.

Brandon Roy netted 22 points with five rebounds for the Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points in the win.

The Nuggets rallied the near the end as they defeated the Pacers 122-114 on Friday. The Nuggets covered the 10.5-point spread, while the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 21.

Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-high 34 points and hauled down six rebounds.

Current streak:
Portland has won 3 straight games.
Denver has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Portland: 37-27 SU, 36-27-1 ATS
Denver: 41-21 SU, 28-30-4 ATS

Portland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

Denver most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Portland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Portland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Denver is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Portland
Denver is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Sacramento, Tuesday, March 9
Denver at Minnesota, Wednesday, March 10

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