NBA fans should honestly be glad that the Brooklyn Nets finished off the Boston Celtics in five games. As a result, tonight’s NBA Playoffs Game 6 between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers has been shifted over to the main TNT broadcast slate. After the two teams went to double overtime in an epic Game 5 the Trail Blazers are now tasked with winning on their home floor to force a decisive Game 7. This NBA betting preview for the Nuggets vs Trail Blazers NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 6 of this series.
Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Game Info | NBA Playoffs
NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals NBA Playoffs Game 5 (DEN leads 3-2)
Denver Nuggets (50-27, 23-15 Away) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (44-33, 21-17 Home)
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Start Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: Moda Center — Portland, OR
After laying a total dud in Game 4 on the road, the Nuggets bounced back in a huge way on Tuesday to take a 3-2 series lead. It comes as no surprise that Nikola Jokic led the way with what was easily his best game of the NBA Playoffs to date. The NBA betting favorite to win MVP fell just shy of a triple-double, finishing with 38 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Unlike Game 4 and some of the earlier games in this series, he got plenty of help from multiple players. Michael Porter Jr. came in with a double-double line of his own, ending with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Monte Morris did significant damage as well, scoring 28 points. Even Aaron Gordon checked in with a double-double effort. Such a team-wide effort is something that Denver will certainly look to maintain going forward.
Damian Lillard remains one of the most underappreciated superstars in the NBA. Is that even a hot take at this point or just a known true fact? He went bananas in Game 5, finishing with 55 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Unfortunately for he and the Trail Blazers, the performance could not keep them from losing the game. C.J. McCollum had a solid 18-point, 7-rebound, 7-assist effort while both Robert Covington and Jusuf Nurkic posted double-doubles. Even after that heartbreaking loss, the Trail Blazers have the respect of the NBA betting odds prior to Thursday’s Game 6. Portland will go off as a favorite on their home court in a series that deserves to go a full seven games.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: DEN: (+150) | POR: (-185)
Spread: DEN: +4.5 (-110) | POR: -4.5 (-110)
Total: 227.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers NBA Betting Trends
- Nuggets are just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against teams with a winning record at home.
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss.
- Trail Blazers are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
- Over is 5-1 in the Nuggets’ last six games.
- Under is 5-1 in the Trail Blazers’ last six games after allowing 125 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in their last ten head-to-head matchups against the Trail Blazers in Portland.
Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Denver a 50.5% chance to win Game 6 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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