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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 12/12/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore
PORTLAND
 
DENVER
+8  

-8  
+280

-360

216.5
 
99
Final
114

PORTLAND (10 - 15) at DENVER (14 - 8)
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Thursday, 12/12/2019 10:35 PM
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529PORTLAND214214
530DENVER-6-6.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
PORTLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games10-15-1411-1312-12112.855.045.0%54.4114.355.244.1%57.4
Road Games5-9-10.97-66-7110.954.244.8%53.1114.655.944.5%58.5
Last 5 Games2-3-1.62-32-3109.658.844.3%54.0112.859.844.4%57.8
Division Games2-2-0.62-21-3108.552.242.2%56.7108.550.741.7%55.5
PORTLAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)112.855.041-9245.0%12-3436.5%18-2281.8%541020236136
vs opponents surrendering109.854.340-8945.4%12-3435.5%18-2377.2%541024218155
Team Stats (Road Games)110.954.241-9244.8%12-3335.4%16-2179.2%531021246136
Stats Against (All Games)114.355.240-9144.1%12-3434.3%22-2878.0%571123208135
vs opponents averaging109.954.840-8945.3%12-3335.2%18-2376.7%541024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)114.655.940-9044.5%11-3332.6%24-3079.3%581223198145

DENVER - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games14-8-2.68-115-17105.852.544.6%54.9101.751.543.4%54.7
Home Games8-3-1.44-62-9106.851.545.5%55.5101.853.043.6%54.4
Last 5 Games1-4-4.21-31-4102.853.044.4%49.4101.453.245.6%55.2
Division Games2-0+21-10-2104.051.540.1%60.599.050.538.0%62.0
DENVER Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)105.852.540-9044.6%11-3035.0%15-1974.8%551126208135
vs opponents surrendering110.955.140-8845.6%12-3335.6%18-2476.9%541024218155
Team Stats (Home Games)106.851.542-9245.5%9-2931.2%14-1974.1%561227208125
Stats Against (All Games)101.751.537-8643.4%10-3330.8%16-2274.0%55924217145
vs opponents averaging111.455.741-8945.6%12-3535.4%18-2376.8%541024228155
Stats Against (Home Games)101.853.037-8543.6%10-3232.0%17-2471.8%54924217134
Average power rating of opponents played: PORTLAND 95.8,  DENVER 94.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
PORTLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/2/2019PHILADELPHIA128-129L-1L225O45-7857.7%421854-10750.5%5211
11/4/2019@ GOLDEN STATE118-127L-11.5L220O47-10544.8%52642-8648.8%5610
11/7/2019@ LA CLIPPERS101-107L6T230.5U39-10437.5%581339-8943.8%6617
11/8/2019BROOKLYN115-119L-3.5L240.5U40-9741.2%611041-9941.4%649
11/10/2019ATLANTA124-113W-9W226O45-10443.3%711742-10440.4%6316
11/12/2019@ SACRAMENTO99-107L-1.5L222U34-7744.2%501738-8644.2%5414
11/13/2019TORONTO106-114L-3.5L219.5O38-9639.6%551242-9245.7%5712
11/16/2019@ SAN ANTONIO121-116W1.5W225.5O42-9345.2%531241-8846.6%5210
11/18/2019@ HOUSTON108-132L7.5L231.5O40-9641.7%551747-10047.0%6516
11/19/2019@ NEW ORLEANS104-115L3L231.5U40-9243.5%541741-9344.1%5913
11/21/2019@ MILWAUKEE129-137L14W228O50-10348.5%48850-10647.2%6812
11/23/2019@ CLEVELAND104-110L-6L227U39-8744.8%421037-8643.0%6513
11/25/2019@ CHICAGO117-94W-1W226U46-8951.7%611536-8641.9%4417
11/27/2019OKLAHOMA CITY136-119W-3W219.5O49-9452.1%57939-8844.3%456
11/29/2019CHICAGO107-103W-7L227U38-8445.2%591336-9438.3%6011
12/3/2019@ LA CLIPPERS97-117L8.5L233U39-9142.9%541343-9445.7%6310
12/4/2019SACRAMENTO127-116W-5.5W216.5O47-8456.0%511244-9546.3%4710
12/6/2019LA LAKERS113-136L4.5L225O39-8645.3%401546-8554.1%5616
12/8/2019OKLAHOMA CITY96-108L-3.5L222.5U36-10036.0%60835-8541.2%6410
12/10/2019NEW YORK115-87W-9W223.5U39-9043.3%651232-9135.2%5911
12/12/2019@ DENVER              
12/16/2019@ PHOENIX              
12/18/2019GOLDEN STATE              
12/20/2019ORLANDO              
12/21/2019MINNESOTA              
12/23/2019NEW ORLEANS              
12/26/2019@ UTAH              
12/28/2019LA LAKERS              

DENVER - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/2/2019@ ORLANDO91-87W-4T199.5U27-7337.0%551337-8643.0%5515
11/5/2019MIAMI109-89W-4.5W210.5U45-8652.3%551932-8836.4%5713
11/8/2019PHILADELPHIA100-97W-5L211.5U39-8744.8%481038-8644.2%6117
11/10/2019@ MINNESOTA100-98W-4L218.5U39-10138.6%712034-9735.1%6912
11/12/2019ATLANTA121-125L-10L209O46-10444.2%48344-8353.0%6514
11/14/2019BROOKLYN101-93W-8T222.5U43-10142.6%66736-9537.9%597
11/17/2019@ MEMPHIS131-114W-6.5W215O49-8955.1%451239-8446.4%5216
11/20/2019HOUSTON105-95W-1.5W221.5U44-9446.8%561432-7642.1%5120
11/22/2019BOSTON96-92W-4.5L207U39-8844.3%571733-8140.7%4611
11/24/2019PHOENIX116-104W-11W214O43-9147.3%571041-8250.0%4112
11/26/2019WASHINGTON117-104W-10W227U47-9052.2%672040-9542.1%4412
11/30/2019@ SACRAMENTO97-100L-4L205U36-8741.4%571637-9638.5%6314
12/3/2019LA LAKERS96-105L-2.5L207.5U37-9140.7%421139-8446.4%6816
12/5/2019@ NEW YORK129-92W-8.5W204O49-8756.3%581334-8341.0%4514
12/6/2019@ BOSTON95-108L3.5L205.5U39-9441.5%531244-8253.7%4415
12/8/2019@ BROOKLYN102-105L-4L212U36-8940.4%491240-8746.0%5811
12/10/2019@ PHILADELPHIA92-97L5T208.5U37-8543.5%451337-8941.6%6115
12/12/2019PORTLAND              
12/14/2019OKLAHOMA CITY              
12/15/2019NEW YORK              
12/18/2019ORLANDO              
12/20/2019MINNESOTA              
12/22/2019@ LA LAKERS              
12/23/2019@ PHOENIX              
12/25/2019NEW ORLEANS              
12/28/2019MEMPHIS              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PORTLAND: LAST SEASON: 53-29, lost 4-0 to Golden State in the Western Conference finals.
COACH: Terry Stotts (eighth season with Trail Blazers, 325-249; 12th season overall, 440-417).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Damian Lillard (25.8 ppg), G CJ McCollum (21.0), F Rodney Hood (11.2), F Zach Collins (8.6), C Hassan Whiteside (12.3 with Miami).
KEY LOSSES: F Al-Farouq Aminu, F Evan Turner, F Maurice Harkless, C Meyers Leonard.
KEY ADDITIONS: Whiteside, C Pau Gasol, F Anthony Tolliver, G Kent Bazemore.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The Blazers will count on Whiteside at center while Jusuf Nurkic recovers from a broken leg he suffered during a game in March. Nurkic probably won't return until January, at the earliest. The Blazers added some insurance at the position by signing Pau Gasol, who is also making his way back from surgery. Portland will look to Zach Collins to take the next step in his third season in the league. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum form one of the best backcourt duos in the league.
OUTLOOK: In the loaded Western Conference, the revamped Trail Blazers, with a total of seven new players, will have to come together sooner rather than later. A key will be how Whiteside gels with the rest of the team. The 7-footer was acquired in a trade with the Miami, where his production fell off last season after three strong seasons. The Blazers will again emphasize defensive improvement going into the season, something Stotts has routinely preached each fall camp. Lillard signed a supermax extension in the offseason, and appears to be a Blazer for the long haul. Expectations are high for Portland after making the Western Conference finals last season, and players say they're not going to be satisfied with simply making the playoffs, the goal now is to go deep into the postseason.
DENVER: LAST SEASON: 54-28, lost 4-3 to Portland in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Michael Malone (fifth season with Nuggets, 173-155; seventh season overall, 212-222).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Jamal Murray (18.2 ppg), G Gary Harris (12.9), F Paul Millsap (12.6), C Nikola Jokic (20.1), G Will Barton (11.5).
KEY LOSSES: G Isaiah Thomas, F Trey Lyles, C Thomas Welsh.
KEY ADDITIONS: F Jerami Grant, C Bol Bol, F Michael Porter Jr.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Porter was the 14th overall pick in 2018 and missed all of last season as he recovered from back surgery. He skipped the Summer League in Las Vegas due to a balky knee. Now, he's healthy and ready to contribute. A healthy Porter gives the Nuggets another dimension on the perimeter, and another piece to add to the core of Murray, Harris, Jokic and Millsap.
OUTLOOK: The Nuggets have improved every season since Malone took over, going from 33 wins his first season to 40, 46 and 54 last season when they earned the No. 2 seed in the West. They didn't make any splashy moves in the offseason although they did bring back Millsap, picking up his $30 million option and agreed on a $170 million extension for Murray. Behind MVP-candidate Jokic, the Nuggets are a legit title contender.
PREVIEW
Slumping Nuggets look to bounce back vs. Blazers
 

Less than two weeks ago, the Denver Nuggets were in a battle with the Los Angeles Lakers for early supremacy in the Western Conference. Now they're trying to get their swagger back after losing five of their past six games.

They are hoping a home game against a Northwest Division rival will serve as the spark they desperately need. The Nuggets, losers of three straight, host the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night in the second meeting of the season between the teams.

Denver won in Portland on opening night, getting a measure of revenge after the Trail Blazers won Game 7 of the conference semifinals on the Nuggets' home court in May.

Denver is going through its first true rough patch of the season after starting 13-3 but has a chance to get back on track in the next nine days with five home games against teams with losing records. It might be tougher if guard Jamal Murray, the team's leading scorer, will miss time due to a trunk injury sustained in the Nuggets' 97-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Murray wound up with a contusion when he collided with 76ers guard Ben Simmons in the first quarter. Murray had an X-ray done during the game, which came back clean, and after the game coach Michael Malone said he didn't think the injury was too serious.

Though the team lists him as questionable for Thursday, Murray posted Wednesday on Instagram that he intends to Portland.

If Murray is forced to sit out, that would leave the Nuggets a little thinner at guard, making it tougher to stop the Blazers' talented backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Lillard scored 31 points and hit eight 3-pointers Tuesday in Portland's 115-87 rout of the New York Knicks. McCollum has played well against Denver, including a 37-point effort in Game 7 last spring to eliminate the Nuggets from the playoffs.

Thursday will also mark the return of Carmelo Anthony to a place where he started his career and played seven-plus seasons before being traded to New York in 2011. Anthony has helped stabilize a Portland frontcourt that has been hit hard by injury.

During the win over the Knicks, Portland may have found a new wrinkle to throw at the Nuggets on Thursday night. Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts used big men Hassan Whiteside and Skal Labissiere together instead of rotating their playing time, and Lillard was pleased with the results.

"We've struggled to rebound the ball, so having those two guys out there, if it can work, why not?" Lillard said . "Me, CJ and (Anthony), our minutes this year together have been positive for the team, so why not? He was just rolling it out there and seeing how it would go."

The duo could pose problems for a Denver team that has struggled to defend inside of late. Malone used forward Torrey Craig, a 6-foot-7 defensive stopper, on Tuesday, and the Sixers scored just 38 in the paint.

"Right now, the biggest thing for us is, can we guard the paint?" Malone said before the Tuesday loss. "Not just because we're coming off of 66 (inside points) that we allowed in Brooklyn. Last five games, by far the worst thing we're doing on defense is allowing 55 points a night in the paint."

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 8/8/2020 5:26:48 PM EST


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