Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers: NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 24, 2021

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The Denver Nuggets (47-25, 0-1) are 1.5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers (42-30, 1-0) at Ball Arena on Monday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The Trail Blazers lead the series 1-0. The matchup has an over/under set at 226.5 points.

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Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nuggets-1.5-110-110226.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • In Denver's matchups this season, the Nuggets and their opponents have exceeded Monday's over/under of 226.5 points 38 times (52.1% of opportunities).
  • In 56.2% of Portland's games this season (41 of 73), the total points scored was greater than Monday's 226.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the game of 226.5 is 4.7 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Nuggets (115 points per game) and the Trail Blazers (116.2 points per game).
  • This matchup's total is 2.0 fewer points than the 224.5 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Nuggets have seen a 225.3 average over/under in their games this season, 1.2 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • Trail Blazers' games have a total points bet of 230.5 points this season, 4.0 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a losing 35-36 record against the spread this year.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least a 1.5-point favorite is below .500 at 26-27.
  • Denver often hits the over, eclipsing the point total in 38 of 71 games (53.5%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists. He puts up 26.4 points per game while tacking on 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists.
  • Michael Porter Jr. knocks down 2.8 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Jokic leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. JaVale McGee collects 1.2 blocks an outing to pace Denver.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Nuggets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/22/2021Trail Blazers123-109 PORNoHome+9.5240.5700-1100PlayoffsNoUnder
5/16/2021Trail Blazers132-116 PORNoAway+19.5239.52200-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/14/2021Pistons104-91 DENYesAway-9.5215.5-900600Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/2021Timberwolves114-103 DENYesAway-7.5233.5-450350Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Hornets117-112 DENYesAway-2.5216.5--Regular SeasonYesOver
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-57-34-6-0221.8111.1110.7+2.339.1%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland has a winning record against the spread, going 37-34 ATS (covering 52.1% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have gone 20-20 against the spread.
  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season -- 39 of 71 (54.9%).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • The Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard averages enough points (28.8 per game) and assists (7.5 per game) to top the team's leaderboards.
  • Enes Kanter's stat line of 11.0 rebounds, 11.2 points and 1.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Portland rebounding leaderboard.
  • Lillard is the top shooter from distance for the Trail Blazers, hitting 4.1 threes per game.
  • Robert Covington is at the top of the Portland steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.4 steals per game and 1.2 blocks per game.

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Trail Blazers Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTrail Blazers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/22/2021Nuggets123-109 PORYesAway-9.5240.5-1100700PlayoffsYesUnder
5/16/2021Nuggets132-116 PORYesHome-19.5239.5-100002200Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Suns118-117 PHONoAway+2.5222.5135-160Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Jazz105-98 PORYesAway-7.5213.5-750525Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/10/2021Rockets140-129 PORYesHome-19.5258.5-100003300Regular SeasonNoOver
Trail Blazers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-25-55-5-0235.1123.1112-0.338.8%

Trail Blazers Injuries

Trail Blazers:Zach Collins: Out For Season (Ankle)

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