Just the one game today and the Portland Trail Blazers will be looking to square up their series against the Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets took game one and their best player Nikola Jokic was a standout performer with 37 Points in a high scoring contest.
The Denver Nuggets are tough to beat at home and will be looking to take a two-game lead as the series heads to Portland.
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Portland Trail Blazers 0 @ Denver Nuggets 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 220.5
Portland + 4.5
234 Points were scored in Game 1 and these sides have had high scoring matches in recent times. Expect this trend to continue unless one of the sides shoots in the Low 30s percentage wise.
The Trail Blazers have been in good form and should fight this one out to the end. The question was whether or not they could replace Nurkic at the Center Spot, but Enes Kanter has proved valuable in the playoffs so far.
Stopping Nikola Jokic will play a big part in taking out Game 2 and Kanter will have his hands full. If Damian Lillard gets hot from the 3 the Blazers may pinch this game.
The Blazers to stick around in a high scoring affair.
Al-Farouq Aminu + 9.5 Points
Aminu had a bad game one but has performed well against the Denver Nuggets this season.
The Nuggets can give up points to the Power Forward spot and expect the Blazers to use him particularly if McCollum or Lillard can’t get going.
Gary Harris + 13.5 Points
Harris has been playing minutes and putting up a decent number in the playoffs. He should get a lot of opportunities to score which should help him score in double figures.
The Player Props in this game seemed a little risky so we went with just the two.
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Game Total – 0/1
Against the Spread – 1/1
Player Props – 1/2