Two hot teams come up against each other today, with the Denver Nuggets attempting to consolidate their top four Western Conference seeding against a Portland Trailblazers team who are trying to force their way into playoff contention.
The Trailblazers are within arm's reach of playoffs, only one game back on 8th seed Memphis. A win today will go a long way to securing Portland their ticket into the post-season, and with that, a 1st round match up against LeBron James and the LA Lakers.
Lock: Portland ML (-175*)
Line: Nuggets +4.0 (+105*)
Points total: Under 231.5 (-110*)
Portland have it all to play for. A win, and they assure themselves either the 8th or 9th seed which would give them a chance at a play-in tournament to make playoffs. For Denver, it’s all about preservation now in time for their post-season push. Lock in Portland at the moneyline.
While we can’t see Portland losing, our model indicates this will be a tight tussle. Expect Denver to keep it close until the dying stages.
Both teams like to score freely and play at a fast pace, but we believe the points total is set a little too high today. With some big bodies who like playing defence on either team, look for this total to go under.
We loooove the Blazers today. Damian Lillard simply won’t let this team slide into obscurity. They’ll get the win and we recommend parlaying with the under bet to get around +200. Great value for money!
*odds are correct at time of publishing