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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -8.5 -110 -110 230.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Trail Blazers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
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
5/8/2021 Spurs 124-102 POR Yes Home -13.5 222.5 -1400 825 Regular Season Yes Over
5/7/2021 Lakers 106-101 POR Yes Home -7.5 223.5 -400 310 Regular Season No Under
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 6-4 6-4-0 234.7 123.4 111.3 +0.6 38%

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

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
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
5/8/2021 Nets 125-119 BKN Yes Home -5.5 245.5 -275 220 Regular Season No Under
5/7/2021 Jazz 127-120 UTA No Away +1.5 246.5 100 -120 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 7-3 5-5-0 219.6 112.1 107.5 +3.6 38.9%

Nuggets Injuries

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

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