The Trail Blazers are coming into late-night contest on the second game of a back-to-back after they lost 132-100 to the Phoenix Suns on Monday. Despite being undermanned at various spots, Portland has a record of 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have lost three out of their last five games, which includes a 123-115 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Can Damian Lillard and Co. get the victory after just playing on Monday night? Or will the oft-injured Nuggets begin to turn things around? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Pick ATS: Blazers +6
The line for Tuesday night’s game is currently set at six points, with the Nuggets being favored at home. It is surprising to see Denver favored by that many points as they will be without PJ Dozier, Gary Harris, JaMychal Green, and Paul Millsap. In their loss on Saturday night, Jamal Murray scored 30 points, while Nikola Jokic had a double-double consisting of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Overall, the Nuggets had six players in double-figures, but they got crushed on the glass by the Atlanta Hawks (44-34).
Denver has a record of 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games and only 6-8 at home ATS this season. As for the Blazers, they were demolished on Monday night by the Phoenix Suns on the road.
Damian Lillard and Gary Trent Jr. were the only starters to reach double-figures, scoring 24 and 11 points respectively. Then off the bench, Nassir Little added 18 points, while Carmelo Anthony had 10 points in 22 minutes. Additionally, Portland only shot 30.8 percent from three-point range, while Suns shot 48.5 percent from behind the arc.
Nevertheless, the Blazers have been playing well against the spread with a record of 6-2 in their last eight games. Within those eight contests, they were the underdog four times and went 3-1. This season, when the Blazers are playing on the second night of a back-to-back, they have a record of 3-2 against the spread.
Player Prop: TBD player props have not been posted yet for this game.
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