Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (30-13) are 5.5-point favorites against the Portland Trail Blazers (21-22) on January 17, 2023 at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are red-hot, having won six in a row while going 8-2 in their past 10 games. The matchup has a 237.5 point total.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -214 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +178 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 237.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ALT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

The Nuggets have played 43 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Denver has been chosen as the favorite in 33 games this year and has walked away with the win 24 times (72.7%) in those games. The Nuggets have eclipsed the over/under in 48.8% of their opportunities this year (21 times in 43 games with a set point total).

In the Trail Blazers’ 43 games this season, they have 22 wins against the spread. Portland has won nine of the 22 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (40.9%). Trail Blazers games this year have gone over the total in 20 of 43 opportunities (46.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 39 24.7 10.9 9.8 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 36 18.6 4 5.4 0.9 0.2 2.2
Aaron Gordon 38 16.7 6.8 2.4 0.8 0.8 1
Michael Porter Jr. 29 16.2 5.7 1.2 0.6 0.5 2.7
Nah’Shon Hyland 35 13.2 2.3 3.2 0.7 0.3 2.5

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Damian Lillard 31 28.8 3.9 7.1 0.9 0.3 3.9
Anfernee Simons 41 21.9 2.9 4 0.8 0.3 3.7
Jerami Grant 41 21.7 4.3 2.5 0.9 0.8 2.5
Jusuf Nurkic 38 14.7 10 3 0.9 0.9 0.9
Josh Hart 41 9.7 8.4 4.1 1.1 0.2 0.7
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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Gary Payton: Probable (Hip), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

So far this season, Denver is averaging 117 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and ceding 113.1 points per contest (14th-ranked). The Nuggets are scoring 119.8 points per game this year in home games, which is 5.6 more points than they’re averaging in away games (114.2). The Nuggets have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 120.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.9 points more than the 117 they’ve scored this year.

With a 39.9% three-point percentage this season, Denver is best in the NBA. It ranks 12th in the league by sinking 12.3 treys per contest. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Nuggets have taken 64.1% two-pointers (accounting for 71.9% of the team’s baskets) and 35.9% threes (28.1%).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is 17th in the league in points scored (113.3 per game) and 13th in points allowed (112.6). At home the Trail Blazers are putting up 119.6 points per game, 11.3 more than they are averaging on the road (108.3). The Trail Blazers are putting up 117.6 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 4.3 more than their average for the season (113.3).

In 2022-23, Portland is 10th in the league in 3-point makes (12.6 per game) and sixth in 3-point percentage (37.3%). The Trail Blazers attempt 40% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 31.1% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 60% of their shots, with 68.9% of their makes coming from there.

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

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