Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers: NBA Playoffs Game 5 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 1, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

The Denver Nuggets (47-25, 2-2) are 2-point favorites heading into Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers (42-30, 2-2) at Ball Arena on Tuesday, starting at 9:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The series is tied 2-2. The point total is 226.5 in the matchup.

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Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nuggets-2-110-110226.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Tuesday's matchup total (226.5 points) in 40 out of 76 opportunities (52.6% of matchups).
  • 43 Portland games this year (56.6% of its matchups) finished with a final point total greater than Tuesday's total of 226.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 231 points per game, 4.5 points more than the total of 226.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 224.6 points per game, 1.9 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Nuggets games is 1.1 points fewer than the over/under of 226.5 points in this matchup.
  • Trail Blazers' games have a total points bet of 230.3 points this season, 3.8 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has beat the spread in half of its games this year, going 37-37 ATS.
  • When they are at least 2-point favorites, the Nuggets have a winning ATS record of 27-24.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 52.7% of games (39 out of 74 matchups).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (26.4 points per game), rebounding (10.8 per game) and assisting (8.3 per game).
  • The Nuggets are led by Michael Porter Jr. from long distance. He makes 2.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Jokic leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. JaVale McGee collects 1.2 blocks a game to pace Denver.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Nuggets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/29/2021Trail Blazers115-95 PORNoAway+12.5215.5725-1200PlayoffsNoUnder
5/27/2021Trail Blazers120-115 DENYesAway-3.5219.5-200170PlayoffsYesOver
5/24/2021Trail Blazers128-109 DENYesHome-10.5243.5-1400775PlayoffsYesUnder
5/22/2021Trail Blazers123-109 PORNoHome+9.5240.5700-1100PlayoffsNoUnder
5/16/2021Trail Blazers132-116 PORNoAway+19.5239.52200-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-56-44-6-0229.4114.2115.2-0.338.4%

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 covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 38-36 ATS.
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 20-18.
  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season -- 40 of 74 (54.1%).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • Damian Lillard's points (28.8 per game) and assists (7.5 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Trail Blazers' leaderboards.
  • Enes Kanter grabs 11.0 rebounds per game (he also scores 11.2 points per game and adds 1.2 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Portland rebounding leaderboard.
  • Lillard averages 4.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Trail Blazers.
  • Portland's leader in steals and blocks is Robert Covington with 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.

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Trail Blazers Last 10 Games

Trail Blazers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTrail Blazers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/29/2021Nuggets115-95 PORYesHome-12.5215.5-1200725PlayoffsYesUnder
5/27/2021Nuggets120-115 DENNoHome+3.5219.5170-200PlayoffsNoOver
5/24/2021Nuggets128-109 DENNoAway+10.5243.5775-1400PlayoffsNoUnder
5/22/2021Nuggets123-109 PORYesAway-9.5240.5-1100700PlayoffsYesUnder
5/16/2021Nuggets132-116 PORYesHome-19.5239.5-100002200Regular SeasonNoOver
Trail Blazers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-65-5-0230.2118.6111.6+0.637.4%

Trail Blazers Injuries

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

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