Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Game 4 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Spread & Prop Bets
By Cliff Rodriguez @Cliffrod303
Epic, unbelievable, instant classic, WTF did I just watch. These are the most come phrases used to describe the ridiculously entertaining game 3 between Denver and Portland. In what came down to a nail biting finish the Trail Blazers were able to hold off the Nuggets in a quadruple overtime 140-137. Neither team flinched in this potentially series defining game. The Stars showed up, the tanks were emptied, heads should be held high and no regrets should be had following the effort that was on display.
Game 4 won’t go as long and probably won’t be as memorable as game 3 but I expect another hard-fought contest between two hungry teams. To the casual observer Portland is in the driver’s seat; leading the best of seven 2 games to 1 with one more game at home. Let me remind the populous that Denver was just faced with this scenario about 10 days ago in their round 1 match up against the Spurs. Game 3 will be a tough pill to get over for the Nuggets; but keep in mind that this team has been resilient all season and when they have needed a win, they’ve consistently found a way to get it done.
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Betting Info
Money line: DEN: (+124) | POR: (-146)
Spread: DEN: +3 (+110) | POR: -3 (-110)
Total: 210 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: DEN: 43% | POR: 57%
All betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Quick Stats to Consider Before Wagers are Made
- Portland has won 12 straight home games
- Teams combined for 277 points in game 3 but the score was 102-102 at the end of regulation (204) which would’ve been well beneath the Under (214.5)
- In Round 2 so far, the Under has hit 6 times in the 11 games and is 29-23(55.8%) overall in the 2019 NBA Playoffs
- 4 of the last 5 games between these teams have gone over 211 total points
- The Over has hit in 4 of Portland’s last 6 postseason games
- The Over is 16-4-1 in Portland’s last 21 home games
- The Over is 5-2 in Denver’s last 7 games overall
- The Nuggets have failed to cover the spread in 12 of their last 20 road games as underdogs
The betting public will be wagering under the assumption that Denver is done, and that this series is over. That’s because most media outlets don’t follow or know anything about the 2019 Nuggets. Head Coach Michael Malone will not allow excuses or weakness from his team. The Nuggets will compete in game 4 and will have a chance to even the series before heading back to Denver for game 5. The pressure is now on Portland to close out this series. Both Teams should have confidence that they can compete and win. Each team knows where they have advantages and deficiencies. The outcome of game 4 will come down to execution closing out quarters, stars staying out of foul trouble and making free throws at critical times.
After an epic and unbelievably physical game 3 I expect a game that is more open. Because of the quick turn around I like the Over 210 game total. Call me a homer or hard headed, either way I like Denver straight up at +124.
Don’t get cute, stick with the stars. Lillard and the Over 27.5 points. Kanter Over 14.5 points. Jokic Over 11.5 rebounds. Millsap Over 6.5 rebounds.