NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets

Play Time: Saturday,May 29 2021 16:00

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NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

 

After splitting the first two games, the Denver Nuggets were able to re-gain their home-court advantage over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. In another enthralling matchup between two prolific offenses, the Nuggets came away with a 120-115 win in Game 3 and will be looking to take a 3-1 lead back to Denver on Saturday.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

 

Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers is in a must-win situation as the Trailblazers do not want to trail the Nuggets 3-1 when returning to Denver for Game 5. The Trail Blazers were led in scoring in Thursday’s loss by Damian Lillard with 37 points. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 50.2 percent shooting. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 42.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction

 

Denver Nuggets

After two games where both sides were easily beaten, this was more of a gritty win from the Denver Nuggets. Their offense was electric, and they broke their season record of 19 made threes in a game with 20 on the night. In fact, every player shot at 50% of above from beyond the arc. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 119 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 41.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

 

Prediction

This series has already proven that it is extremely difficult to call which team will win each night. However, Saturday afternoon's fixture is a must-win for the Portland Trail Blazers and they have to come out locked-in and hope the Denver Nuggets' efficient scoring doesn't continue.

 

Ben's Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5

 

 

 

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