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Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 4

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA first round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball during the game against the Denver Nuggets during Round 1, Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2021 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon.
Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers meet in a pivotal Game 4 Saturday with Denver winning the last two contests. The road team will look to take a 3-1 lead back to Denver while the hosts try to level the series at 2-2. Here’s how bettors should approach Game 4.

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers, 4:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Trail Blazers -4 (-112)

Portland needs to win this game to level the series and Damian Lillard has been on fire. The Trail Blazers just haven’t had enough help around him, but Norman Powell and Carmelo Anthony appear to finding their way in the playoffs. CJ McCollum has been consistent, but is due for a monster game. The Nuggets have more talent, but the Trail Blazers are more desperate. Expect them to take Game 4.

Player Prop: CJ McCollum over 23.5 points (-106)

Lillard has been lighting up the scoreboard, but 33.5 is a massive number for his player prop. McCollum is averaging 21.3 points per game, but is due for a breakout performance. Game 4 seems like the perfect moment for the Portland guard to deliver.

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