Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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Damian Lillard leads the Portland Trail Blazers (41-30) into a matchup with the Denver Nuggets (47-24) after putting up 41 points in a 118-117 loss to the Suns. The Nuggets are 8.5-point underdogs in the matchup on Sunday, May 16, 2021, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The over/under for the matchup is 230.5.

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Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Trail Blazers-8.5-110-110230.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday's matchup over/under (230.5 points) in 35 out of 71 opportunities (49.3% of matchups).
  • In 24 out of Denver's 71 games this season (33.8%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the point total in Sunday's matchup.
  • The Trail Blazers average 115.9 points per game against the Nuggets' 115, amounting to 0.4 points over the game's total of 230.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 224.1 points per game, 6.4 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • The Trail Blazers have seen a 230.2 average over/under in their games this season, 0.3 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 5.6 points separates this game's over/under (230.5 points) and the average total points bet in Nuggets' games (224.9 points) this season.

Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland holds a winning record against the spread this year, going 36-33 ATS.
  • When they are at least 8.5-point favorites, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 7-4.
  • Portland often hits the over, eclipsing the point total in 38 of 69 games (55.1%).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • The Trail Blazers points and assists leader is Lillard. He averages 28.9 points per game and contributes 7.5 assists.
  • Portland's rebounding leader is Enes Kanter, who pulls down 11.0 per game.
  • The Trail Blazers are led by Lillard from long distance. He makes 4.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Robert Covington leads Portland in both blocks and steals, averaging 1.2 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.

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Trail Blazers Last 10 Games

Trail Blazers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTrail Blazers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/8/2021Spurs124-102 PORYesHome-13.5222.5-1400825Regular SeasonYesOver
5/7/2021Lakers106-101 PORYesHome-7.5223.5-400310Regular SeasonNoUnder
Trail Blazers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-46-4-0234.7123.4111.3+0.638%

Trail Blazers Injuries

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

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 34-35 ATS.
  • The Nuggets have gone 7-7 against the spread when they are at least an 8.5-point underdog.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year -- 37 of 69 (53.6%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic is at the top of nearly all of the Nuggets' leaderboards by recording 26.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is dependable from deep and leads the Nuggets with 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Jokic (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Denver while JaVale McGee (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/8/2021Nets125-119 BKNYesHome-5.5245.5-275220Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Jazz127-120 UTANoAway+1.5246.5100-120Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-37-35-5-0219.6112.1107.5+3.638.9%

Nuggets Injuries

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

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