Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, October 24

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The Denver Nuggets (2-1) visit the Portland Trail Blazers (2-1) at Moda Center, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET on Monday, October 24, 2022. The Nuggets are 5-point favorites in the game. The over/under is 227 points for the outing.

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -198 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +163 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 227 points.

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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBATV
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

The Nuggets beat the spread 37 times in 82 games last season. Denver went 35-18 in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 66% of those games). Out of 82 Nuggets games last year, 46 went over the total.

Against the spread, the Trail Blazers were 30-51-1 last year. Last season, Portland was the underdog 55 times and won 13, or 23.6%, of those games. The Trail Blazers had 37 of their 82 games hit the over last year.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nikola Jokic 74 27.1 13.7 7.9 1.5 0.9 1.3
Aaron Gordon 75 15 5.8 2.5 0.6 0.6 1.2
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 77 13.2 3.4 1.9 1.1 0.3 2.1
Jeff Green 75 10.3 3.1 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.7
Michael Porter Jr. 9 9.9 6.6 1.9 1.1 0.2 1.1

Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard 29 24 4.1 7.3 0.6 0.4 3.2
Jerami Grant 47 19.2 4 2.4 0.9 1 1.9
Anfernee Simons 57 17.3 2.6 3.9 0.5 0.1 3.1
Jusuf Nurkic 56 15.1 11.1 2.8 1.1 0.6 0.3
Josh Hart 54 14.9 7.2 4.1 1.1 0.2 1.4
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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Nuggets: Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)

Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: Questionable (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Trendon Watford: Out (Knee), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver was 10th in the NBA in points scored (112.7 per game) and 14th in points allowed (110.4) last season. The Nuggets posted 114.8 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they averaged 110.7 points per contest.

Last season, Denver was 13th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.7 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.3%). Last year, the Nuggets attempted 41.6% of their shots from beyond the arc, and 58.4% from inside it. In terms of made shots, 30.4% of the Nuggets’ buckets were 3-pointers, and 69.6% were 2-pointers.

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

It was rough sledding for Portland last year, who scored only 106.2 points per game (fourth-worst in NBA) and ceded 115.1 points per contest (fourth-worst). The Trail Blazers scored 108.8 points per game at home last season, and 103.7 away.

Portland drained 12.7 threes per game (13th-ranked in NBA) last year, while sporting a 34.6% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). The Trail Blazers attempted 50.3 two-pointers per game last season, which accounted for 57.8% of the shots they attempted (and 67.0% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they attempted 36.8 three-pointers per contest, which were 42.2% of their shots (and 33.0% of the team’s buckets).

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this contest is the Nuggets, and we predict that Nuggets will cover the spread (Nuggets -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227 points.

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How to bet Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers

You can bet on Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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