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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -1.5 -110 -110 226.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/22/2021 Trail Blazers 123-109 POR No Home +9.5 240.5 700 -1100 Playoffs No Under
5/16/2021 Trail Blazers 132-116 POR No Away +19.5 239.5 2200 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/14/2021 Pistons 104-91 DEN Yes Away -9.5 215.5 -900 600 Regular Season Yes Under
5/13/2021 Timberwolves 114-103 DEN Yes Away -7.5 233.5 -450 350 Regular Season Yes Under
5/11/2021 Hornets 117-112 DEN Yes Away -2.5 216.5 Regular Season Yes Over
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 7-3 4-6-0 221.8 111.1 110.7 +2.3 39.1%

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

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Trail Blazers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/22/2021 Nuggets 123-109 POR Yes Away -9.5 240.5 -1100 700 Playoffs Yes Under
5/16/2021 Nuggets 132-116 POR Yes Home -19.5 239.5 -10000 2200 Regular Season No Over
5/13/2021 Suns 118-117 PHO No Away +2.5 222.5 135 -160 Regular Season Yes Over
5/12/2021 Jazz 105-98 POR Yes Away -7.5 213.5 -750 525 Regular Season No Under
5/10/2021 Rockets 140-129 POR Yes Home -19.5 258.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season No Over
Trail Blazers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 5-5 5-5-0 235.1 123.1 112 -0.3 38.8%

Trail Blazers Injuries

Trail Blazers:

Zach Collins: Out For Season (Ankle)

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