Blazers vs Nuggets Game 4 Betting Preview
The Gold Sheet offers their NBA betting preview for Saturday afternoon’s Western Conference Game 4 showdown between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets. Portland has opened as a four-point home favorite over the Nuggets with the total sitting at 227.5 points. Can the Trail Blazers knot the series and turn it into a best-of-three?
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Denver star C Nikola Jokic has put the Nuggets on his back and carried them to back-to-back wins in this series to secure a 2-1 advantage. He’s scored 36 ppg and shot 58% with 12 rpg thus far, even knocking down 50% of his treys and more than 94% of his FTs, so you can’t defend him low, you can’t defend him high and you can’t foul him. Portland C Jusuf Nurkic has averaged 5.3 fouls per game through the first 3, and backup Enes Canter 1.7 fouls in just 13 minutes. What’s a defense to do?
1:30pm/et, TNT: MIL (3-0) MIA
4:00pm/et, TNT: DEN (2-1) POR
7:00pm/et, ESPN: PHI (2-0) WAS
9:30pm/et, ESPN: UTA (1-1) MEM pic.twitter.com/q9CaCHwsAK
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Meanwhile, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum continue to have success, combining for 59 ppg (Dame at 38 ppg), but they couldn’t defend Nugget G Austin Rivers, thrust into a starting role due to injuries to Jamal Murray and Will Barton, as he canned canning four three-point shots in the 4th Q, three of which came in a span of 1:54 that saw the score go from 91-91 to 102-94 and effectively finish the Blazers. Conversely, Portland struggled from beyond the arc, making just 14 of 45 (31%) compared with Denver’s long-range sharpshooting (20 of 38; 52.6%). Have to believe Lillard and McCollum are very likely to bounce back from an 8-for-26 night from distance performance, and just don’t see Rivers (35% on treys in 9 years in the Association) getting another hot hand. These two have played 4 straight times including the final game of the regular season, with each of those going “over” the total. Play on Portland and the Over.
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