Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Feb. 27

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Feb 27, 2022, 5:01 PM
  • The Nuggets (34-25) are -8.5 favorites vs. the Trail Blazers (25-35)
  • Total (Over/Under): 226.5 points
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 9:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on ROOT Sports NW & ALT

The Denver Nuggets visit Moda Center to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:00pm EST in Portland.

The Nuggets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -8.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Nuggets are 28-32 against the spread, while the Trail Blazers are 25-35 against the spread.

The Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Over/Under is 226.5 total points for the game.


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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Denver Nuggets-8.5 -110O 226.5 -110-375
Portland Trail Blazers +8.5 -110U 226.5 -110300

Against the spread this NBA season, the Nuggets have gone:

  • 28-32 against the Spread (-7.2 Units / -10.91% ROI)
  • 35-25 against the Moneyline (+2.65 Units / 2.12% ROI)
  • 33-27 against the Over for game total points (+3.3 Units / 5% ROI)
  • 27-33 against the Under for game total points (-9.3 Units / -14.09% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 34 of their last 48 games (+20.81 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 29 of their last 44 games (+15.80 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1H Moneyline in 18 of their last 25 away games (+13.75 Units / 42% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the Moneyline in 20 of their last 29 games (+13.10 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1H Spread in 19 of their last 25 away games (+12.31 Units / 45% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 15 of their last 54 games (-25.56 Units / -43% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 20 of their last 60 games (-20.88 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the Game Total Under in 17 of their last 48 games (-17.10 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 3Q Spread in 18 of their last 48 games (-13.95 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 24 of their last 60 games (-13.31 Units / -20% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Trail Blazers have gone:

  • 25-35 against the Spread (-13.55 Units / -20.48% ROI)
  • 25-35 against the Moneyline (+1.45 Units / 1.74% ROI)
  • 30-30 against the Over for game total points (-3 Units / -4.55% ROI)
  • 30-30 against the Under for game total points (-3 Units / -4.55% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the Moneyline in 11 of their last 22 games (+16.45 Units / 66% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 33 games at home (+12.05 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the Team Total Under in 35 of their last 58 games (+11.46 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 36 of their last 60 games (+10.51 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the 2Q Spread in 34 of their last 59 games (+7.79 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 17 of their last 55 games (-24.27 Units / -37% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the Team Total Over in 21 of their last 58 games (-20.08 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 3Q Spread in 21 of their last 55 games (-16.32 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 60 games (-16.21 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 17 of their last 47 games (-15.96 Units / -31% ROI)

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Denver Nuggets: Keys to the Game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers

The Nuggets were 7-3 (.700) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .503

The Nuggets are 43-18 (.705) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Nuggets are 34-11 (.756) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .542

The Nuggets are 14-5 (.737) when allowing fewer than 10 fastbreak points this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .570

Portland Trail Blazers: Keys to the Game vs. the Denver Nuggets

The Trail Blazers were 14-3 (.824) when allowing fewer than 10 fastbreak points last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .558

The Trail Blazers were 10-3 (.769) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Trail Blazers are 40-7 (.833) when shooting 40% or better from three since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .738

Injury Report: Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets - Sunday's Game, Feb. 27

  • Nassir Little (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers announced that Little will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
  • Greg Brown III (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers have listed Brown III as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's game (Feb. 27) against the Nuggets.
  • Jusuf Nurkic (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers announced that Nurkic will miss at least four weeks.
  • Didi Louzada (Trail Blazers): Louzada is dealing with a torn meniscus in his left knee. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers announced Lillard underwent surgery and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
  • Eric Bledsoe (Trail Blazers): Bledsoe is dealing with a left Achilles injury and does not appear close to returning to action, according to Trail Blazers' beat reporter Casey Holdahl.
  • Justise Winslow (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers have listed Winslow as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's game (Feb. 27) against the Nuggets.
  • Joe Ingles (Trail Blazers): Ingles suffered a torn left ACL in Sunday's (Jan. 30) game against Minnesota.
  • Zeke Nnaji (Nuggets): The Nuggets have listed Nnaji as OUT for Saturday's game (Feb. 26) against the Kings.
  • Vlatko Cancar (Nuggets): The Nuggets announced that Cancar had surgery on his foot and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks.
  • Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets): Porter Jr. is expected to miss the rest of the season due to back surgery, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Jamal Murray (Nuggets): Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and no timetable has been announced for his return.

Denver Nuggets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 14.7 assists per game (633 assists/43 games) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.4

The Nuggets have 18.0 free throw attempts per game this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Nuggets have averaged 8.7 offensive rebounds per game (376 rebounds/43 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Nuggets are shooting 50% (2,609/5,184) in the first half since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

Portland Trail Blazers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Trail Blazers averaged 10.8 turnovers per game (775 turnovers/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Trail Blazers averaged 5.4 turnovers per game (388 turnovers/72 games) in the second half last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 6.6

The Trail Blazers averaged 21.2 assists per game (1,526 assists/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24.7

The Trail Blazers averaged 11.0 assists per game (794 assists/72 games) in the first half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.8

Denver Nuggets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 3.8 blocks per game (164 blocks/43 games) this season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (249 blocks/59 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets stole the ball 582 times last season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (487 blocks/115 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

Portland Trail Blazers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Trail Blazers have blocked 307 shots at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 10th most among NBA teams


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