Records: Denver 36-22, Portland 26-30
Kick-off: 10:30 p.m. EST
Last meeting: Denver 115, Portland 111 in overtime (2013)
Points per game: The Nuggets are averaging 105.4 points per game while Portland is averaging 96.8.
Rebounds per game: Denver averages 45.2 boards per outing while the Trail Blazers are averaging 41.5 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Nuggets are putting up 24.1 assists per outing while Portland is averaging 21.2 per game.
Points allowed per game: Denver is giving up 101.7 points per outing while the Trail Blazers have allowed 99.7 points on average this season.
Thoughts: The Nuggets are coming off a win over the Los Angeles Lakers while the Blazers topped the Boston Celtics in their last contest. I like the Blazers to come out strong at home here and win a close game. The Blazers are 18-9 at home while Denver is 12-19 away from the Pepsi Center.
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