NBA Odds: Nuggets Favored To Even Series Against Trailblazers

  • The Denver Nuggets are -125 betting favorites to beat the Portland Trailblazers in Game 2.
  • Portland comes back as +105 on the moneyline after their 123-109 victory in Game 1.

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets will host the Portland Trailblazers in Game 2 on Monday night. Despite losing the first game of the series, the Nuggets are listed as narrow favorites.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trailblazers Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: DEN -125, POR +105
  • Spread: DEN -1.5
  • Total: O/U 227

Does Denver Deserve To Be Favored?

In the first game of the series, Denver suffered a 14-point loss but the team remains as the betting favorite in Game 2.

Portland shot an unsustainable 47.5% from behind the arc in Game 1, hitting 19 of their 40 three-point attempts. Despite their success shooting the deep ball, the Nuggets actually had more total shots and shot a higher percentage from the field overall.

NBA betting sites believe that if the Trailblazers’ shooting comes back down to earth then the Nuggets should be able to win Game 2 of the series.

Can Portland Keep It Rolling?

Not only did Portland light it up from deep, but the team was also able to get to the charity stripe at a much higher rate than Denver. The Trailblazers had 19 free throws as opposed to the Nuggets’ eight attempts.

Even if the Trailblazers’ three-point numbers drop, getting to the line more than your opponent by that wide a margin can help swing a game.

A lot of things went Portland’s way in Game 1, potentially more than what any other game will see in this series. Sports betting sites may actually be overvaluing the Blazers after looking into Game 1.

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Those who believe Game 1 was more of a fluke rather than a true representation of both teams can get some generous odds when betting on the Nuggets to win the series.

Portland Trailblazers vs Denver Nuggets Series Winner Odds

  • Portland Trailblazers -350
  • Denver Nuggets +275

Over or Under 227 Points?

Four of the Blazers’ last five games have gone Over 227 points, including two games against the Nuggets. Denver has seen five of their previous seven games go north of 227 points as well.

The past two matchups between the teams have seen more points than this line, but the previous three games between the two this season went Under this total.

Saturday’s game had 232 total points, barely hitting the over even with Portland hitting 47.5% of their threes and 18 of their 19 free throws.

Betting the Under could have some decent value considering the assumed drop in Portland’s shooting percentage for Game 2.

How to Watch

Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on TNT.