Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 27, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 2:04 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers (42-30, 1-1) are 4-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets (47-25, 1-1) at Moda Center on Thursday, starting at 10:30 PM ET on NBA TV. The series is tied 1-1. The matchup's over/under is 227.5.

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Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Trail Blazers-4-110-110227.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland's games this season have gone over the point total for Thursday's matchup total (227.5 points) in 56.8% of opportunities (42 out of 74 matchups).
  • In 36 out of Denver's 74 games this year (48.6%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Thursday's matchup.
  • The point total for the game of 227.5 is 3.7 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Trail Blazers (116.1 points per game) and the Nuggets (115.1 points per game).
  • This game's point total is 2.8 fewer points than the 224.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Trail Blazers have seen a 230.5 over/under in their games this season, 3.0 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Nuggets' games have an over/under of 225.4 points this season, 2.1 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland holds a winning record against the spread this season, going 37-35 ATS.
  • The Trail Blazers' record against the spread as at least a 4-point favorite is above .500 at 15-14.
  • Portland generally hits the over, breaking the point total in 39 of 72 games (54.2%).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • The Trail Blazers points and assists leader is Damian Lillard. He racks up 28.8 points per game and adds 7.5 assists.
  • Portland is led in rebounds by Enes Kanter's 11.0 per game.
  • Lillard is the top three-point shooter for the Trail Blazers, knocking down 4.1 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
5/24/2021Nuggets128-109 DENNoAway+10.5243.5775-1400PlayoffsNoUnder
5/22/2021Nuggets123-109 PORYesAway-9.5240.5-1100700PlayoffsYesUnder
5/16/2021Nuggets132-116 PORYesHome-19.5239.5-100002200Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Suns118-117 PHONoAway+2.5222.5135-160Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Jazz105-98 PORYesAway-7.5213.5-750525Regular SeasonNoUnder
Trail Blazers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-65-5-0234121.1112.9+1.137.7%

Trail Blazers Injuries

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

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 36-36 ATS.
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Nuggets have fared well, going 22-18 against the spread.
  • Denver has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.8% of matchups this season (38 out of 72 chances).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic holds the top spot on the Nuggets leaderboards for scoring (26.4 per game), rebounds (10.8 per game), and assists (8.3 per game).
  • Michael Porter Jr. is the top scorer from distance for the Nuggets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • Denver's leader in steals is Jokic (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is JaVale McGee (1.2 per game).

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/14/2021Pistons104-91 DENYesAway-9.5215.5-900600Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/2021Timberwolves114-103 DENYesAway-7.5233.5-450350Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-57-33-7-0224.1112.9111.2+1.339.7%

Nuggets Injuries

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

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