Portland Trailblazers versus Denver Nuggets versus Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-27-2013

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The 36-22 Denver Nuggets will travel to play the 26-30 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will come out on Wednesday afternoon as Danilo Gallinari is listed as questionable for Denver with a thigh injury.

The Nuggets are 12-19 straight up on the road this season. They win their second straight after a 119-108 home win against the LA Lakers on Monday as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 217 ½ points.

Denver shot 55.7% from the floor along with 5 of 18 coming from three. They pulled down 8 more rebounds than the Lakers and a good thing they did as Denver allows LA to shoot 55.1% from the floor. Denver also dodged missing 9 of 27 free throws as the LA Lakers miss 17 of 31 from the charity stripe. Wilson Chandler had 23 points and four rebounds on 10 of 18 shooting. Denver has an explosive offense as they push across 105.4 points a game and hits on 47.4% from the floor which ranks in the top four in each category from the NBA. Their Achilles heel is free throw shooting as the team hits on 69.2% from the charity stripe ranking 29th and second to last in the league.

The Trailblazers are 18-9 on their home court. They break a seven game losing streak after a 92-86 home win on Sunday to the Boston Celtics as a -2 point betting favorite. The game ended under 192 points. Portland shot 44.3% from the floor and connected on 7 of 21 from three. They crushed the Celtics on the glass by a 47-36 margin. The Trailblazers allowed Boston 42.4% shooting in the win. Wesley Matthews had 24 points on 8 of 11 shooting. In the playoff chase the Trailblazers sit in the 10th seed and four games behind the eighth seeded Houston Rockets with 26 games remaining. Defense has been an issue for Portland and the team needs to improve on opponents shooting as teams hit on 46.6% from the field against the Trailblazers ranking 27th and fourth worst in the NBA.

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