Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Prediction & Player Prop of the Game: Dame vs. Joker
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers roll into Denver tonight to take on Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets in a Western Conference clash on Tuesday Night in the NBA.
Here is all the game details you need to know, along with my favorite bet from the game and a Must Bet Player Prop!
Let’s dive in…
Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
- Game Date and Time: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. 8:00pm EST
- Game Location: Pepsi Center. Denver, Colorado.
- Where to Watch: NBA TV
- Trail Blazers +6.5 (-110)
- Nuggets -6.5 (-110)
- Trail Blazers (+205)
- Nuggets (-255)
- Over 238 (-112)
- Under 238 (-108)
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Jokic Gunnin’ for a 3rd MVP?
The Nuggets are sitting at the top of the West and it is largely thanks to Nikola Jokic.
Jokic has been fantastic yet again this season, averaging almost a triple double and looking like a potential MVP yet again.
The Nuggets, in turn, are playing amazing basketball, sitting atop the West, are 8-2 in their last 10 and have won 6 in a row.
They took care of business against the Blazers in their last matchup handily, 120-107, and will look to handle them again at home tonight.
Dame Time hasn’t been Enough
For the Blazers, Damian Lillard has been sensational, especially the last 2 weeks but it hasn’t translated to wins.
Lillard is averaging 38 PPG over his last 5 games and 30 PPG over the last 10 games, yet the Blazers are only 4-6 in that stretch.
Lillard does love playing the Nuggets and they are always fantastic matchups every time these two teams square off.
In the 3 matchups with the Nuggets this year, he has 31+ points in all 3 games and will have to be fantastic again tonight to keep the Blazers around.
Given the fact that these teams have played 3 times already this season, it is hard to pick a side in this one.
I really think that the Nuggets should take care of business at home and continue their streak to 7 in a row.
But I have a feeling Dame and the Blazers do enough to hang around long enough to possibly cover this 7 point spread.
Therefor, I am going to take the over in this matchup and sit back and watch a fast paced, offensive game between two of the games biggest stars.
Let’s get alot of ball in bucket tonight.
Over 238 (-112)
Player Prop of the Game
Damian Lillard o30.5 Points (-115)
As I mentioned before, Lillard has been on absolute fire and he loves playing the Nuggets.
In his last 5 games, he has 31+ pts in 4 of those 5.
He has 31+ in the 3 matchups in the Nuggets this season and while it hasn’t necessarily led to wins, Dame will have to do a lot of scoring again tonight to keep the Blazers around.
35+ Points (+185)
40+ Points (+500)
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