Denver Nuggets versus Portland Trailblazers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Lines Odds Preview 4-14-2013

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The 33-46 Portland Trailblazers will hit the road to face the 54-25 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Denver is slated for 5PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -14 points with an over under line of 208 ½ points. There has been no movement in the betting lines since the odds came out a few hours ago.

This is the fourth meeting of the year between the Nuggets and Trailblazers with Denver winning two of the three games. Portland covered the point spread in two of the three games with one push.

Portland has a road record of 11-28 on the season. They lose their tenth straight after a 106-90 home defeat on Friday to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +9 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 206 points. The Trailblazers lose the game in the third quarter as they get outscored 26-7 in defeat. They shot 40.9% from the floor and made 6 of 20 three pointers. Portland allowed the Thunder to connect on 51.9% shooting with 9 of 22 coming from three point land. Will Barton led the Trailblazers with 18 points and seven boards as he made 8 of his 19 shots. Portland has missed the playoffs on account of poor defense. The team is 29th and second to last in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage as the Trailblazers allow 47.4% shooting to opponents.

The Nuggets are 36-3 playing at home. Their five game win streak was broken after a 108-103 road defeat on Friday to the Dallas Mavericks as a -3 point betting favorite. The game ended over 209 points. Denver shot 44.1% from the floor and connected on 8 of 24 three pointers. The Nuggets gave up 45.3% shooting with 11 of 23 from three point distance to the Mavericks. The team had six less rebounds than the Mavs and turned the ball over 20 times. Wilson Chandler had 18 points and nine rebounds as he made 8 of his 15 shots for Denver. The Nuggets holds a one game lead over the LA Clippers for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with just three games remaining. Denver is ranked three in the NBA in scoring offense by averaging 105.8 points a game. They are 11th in the league in defensive field goal percentage and teams hit on 44.5% from the floor against the Nuggets.