The Portland Trail Blazers hope to even their best-of-seven series versus the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, May 9. Portland battles Denver at home down 2-3 in the series. Can the Trail Blazers pick it up enough to stave off elimination? Keep reading for NBA Playoff odds, analysis, and a free pick for Nuggets-Trail Blazers Game 6!
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers NBA Playoffs Game 6 Lines, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Thursday, May 9 at 10:30pm ET
- Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
- TV: TNT
- Radio: Denver / Portland
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Trail Blazers -4
- Over/Under Total Odds: 215 ½
Why Denver Nuggets are a good bet at +4?
It took Denver a couple of game to figure out how to battle Portland. After an impressive 121-113 win, the Nuggets lost Game 2 and Game 3. Since Game 4, the Nuggets have dominated.
They beat Portland 116-112 in the Moda Center in Game 4. In Game 5, they dominated the Trail Blazers at home 124-98. Denver knows how to beat the Trail Blazers. They have a shot at the straight up victory on Thursday.
- Points/G: 110.7
- Field Goal %: 46.6
- 3-Point %: 35.1
- Free Throw %: 75.5
- Rebounds/G: 46.4
- Points/G: 106.7
- Field Goal %: 45.8
- 3-Point %: 33.9
- Free Throw %: 75.3
- Rebounds/G: 42.5
Why Portland Trail Blazers are a good bet at -4?
Portland lost badly in Game 5. How they played in the loss doesn’t reflect how they’ve played overall in the series. In Game 2, Portland held Denver to 34.7% from the field and 20.7% from three. In the 140-137 overtime Game 3 victory, the Trail Blazers made 54 shots from the field compared to Denver’s 52. Those 2 extra shots were the difference in the game.
Now that Portland is back home, they should easily shrug off their Game 5 performance. The Trail Blazers have a real shot of winning and covering the spread.
- Points/G: 114.7
- Field Goal %: 46.7
- 3-Point %: 35.9
- Free Throw %: 81.4
- Rebounds/G: 48
- Points/G: 110.5
- Field Goal %: 45.7
- 3-Point %: 35.9
- Free Throw %: 77
- Rebounds/G: 42.8
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Nuggets vs Trail Blazers
- Nuggets are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Conference Semifinals games
- Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
- Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
- Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Game 6 Final Analysis
In the first couple of games, it was difficult to determine which team had the edge. The Denver Nuggets played well in Game 1. They didn’t play well in Game 2. Starting in Game 3, though, Denver established its superior defense.
The Nuggets may have lost Game 3, but they shut down the Trail Blazers from behind the arc. Portland only shot 28.6% from three. They only shot 41.9% from the field. Game 4 saw the Nuggets continue to play the more effective defense. They forced Portland into 14 turnovers.
In Game 5, the Nuggets took their defense to the next level. They held the Trail Blazers to 36.7% from the field and 27% from three. Denver should provide another stunning defensive performance on Thursday night. They’ll win this game straight up.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Nuggets moneyline