Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets: NBA Playoffs Game 6 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 3, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers (42-30, 2-3) are 5-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 6 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets (47-25, 3-2) at Moda Center on Thursday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on TNT. The Nuggets lead the series 3-2. The matchup has an over/under of 227.5.

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Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Trail Blazers-5-110-110227.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over on Thursday's 227.5 total in 44 out of 77 games (57.1%) this season.
  • In 38 out of Denver's 77 games this year (49.4%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Thursday's matchup.
  • The Trail Blazers average 116.4 points per game against the Nuggets' 115.4, amounting to 4.3 points over the contest's point total of 227.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 225.5 points per game, 2.0 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Trail Blazers have seen a 231.1 over/under in their games this season, 3.6 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 1.3 points separates this matchup's over/under (227.5 points) and the average total points bet in Nuggets' games (226.2 points) this season.

Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland holds a winning record against the spread this season, going 38-37 ATS.
  • The Trail Blazers have fared well as a 5-point favorite, going 13-10 against the spread when favored by at least 5 points.
  • Portland has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 41 of 75 games (54.7%).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in scoring (28.8 points per game) and assisting (7.5 assists per game).
  • Enes Kanter paces Portland with 11.0 rebounds per game.
  • The Trail Blazers are led by Lillard from long distance. He connects on 4.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Robert Covington averages 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Portland.

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Trail Blazers Last 10 Games

Trail Blazers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTrail Blazers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
6/1/2021Nuggets147-140 DENNoAway+4.5228.5375-500PlayoffsNoOver
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-66-4-0238.2122116.2+0.438.4%

Trail Blazers Injuries

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

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a winning record against the spread, going 38-37 ATS (covering 50.7% of the time).
  • The Nuggets have fared well as a 5-point underdog, going 19-17 against the spread when they are at least 5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Denver's games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (40 out of 75 games, 53.3%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic has 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 consistent from three-point range 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
6/1/2021Trail Blazers147-140 DENYesHome-4.5228.5-500375PlayoffsYesOver
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-47-34-6-0233.4116.9116.5+0.438.2%

Nuggets Injuries

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

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