Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Spread & Prop Bets
By Cliff Rodriguez @Cliffrod303
Game 3 heads to Portland’s Moda Center for what could turn out to be the most pivotal game of the series. The Blazers were able to steal an ugly game 2 in Denver, thanks in large part to the Nuggets poor shooting. Denver scored just 12 points in the 2nd quarter; which was its lowest scoring quarter in franchise history in a home playoff game.
Both teams played solid defense at times. Damian Lillard was held to 14 points; the Nuggets out rebounded the Blazers 58-47 including a 23-7 edge on the offensive glass. Yet Portland was able to head home with a series tied at 1-1.
Game 3 should an up-tempo Portland style game. The Blazers are 3-0 at home in the playoffs and owned the NBAs 2nd best home record. Denver has proven they can win on the road in the playoffs. In addition the Nuggets have won a few games in Portland in recent years including a 113-112 win earlier this season. These teams know each other well, and this will be a physical game that comes down to capitalizing on mistakes.
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Betting Info
Money line: DEN: (+160) | POR: (-190)
Spread: DEN: +4 (+116) | POR: -4 (-138)
Total: 214.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: DEN: 29% | POR: 71%
All betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Quick Stats for thought before wagers are made
- Portland has won 11 straight games at home
- Portland is 16-4 in their last 20 games
- Denver is 7-2 vs Portland in their last 9 meetings 1 loss was without Jokic, Murray and Millsap
- Denver shot 20.7% from 3 in game 2; since 2005 teams shooting under 21% from 3 are 99-79-6 (56%) ATS in their next game.
- Denver is 5-0 in the Playoffs when Murray scores 20+ 0-3 when he doesn’t.
Each game is different. The Playoffs show each teams weakness. Portland may be too much of an isolation team. Denver has stretches of horrible shooting. Although Portland walked out with a game 2 win, remember that Denver out rebounded and out assisted the Blazers. Game 3 will be decided by free throws and 3-point shooting.
After a hard fought and physical game 2 expect some players at less than 100%. The Under has been on fire in this year’s playoffs stick with it tonight. Under 214.5
Ride the Lillard train he’s hard to stop especially at home were he’s averaging 36.3PPG. Lillard Over 28.5 points.
Denver has dominated the boards so far; take Jokic and the Over 10.5 rebounds.
Denver is 5-0 in the Playoffs when Jamal Murray Scores 20+. Take Murray Over 18.5.