The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers square off in a Western Conference showdown at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Portland is favored by 5.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 212.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Nuggets are elite at shooting inside the arc, making 55 percent of 2-point attempts. Denver is above-average in assists (23.6 per game) and turnovers (13.8 per game), maximizing overall efficiency. The Nuggets are also No. 2 in the NBA in defensive rebound rate at 75.7 percent, and Denver is limiting opponents to only 1.05 points per possession. The Nuggets are holding opponents to 32.4 percent shooting from 3-point range, and no NBA team is allowing fewer second-chance points (9.9 per game) than Denver this season.
The model also knows the Blazers are keyed by the backcourt, and Damian Lillard is averaging 27 points and seven assists per game over the last seven seasons. Portland's offense ranks in the top five of the NBA this season, scoring 110.9 points per 100 possessions, and the Blazers are near the top of the league in true shooting percentage at 56.9 percent. The Blazers are above-average in putting together 23.6 assists per game and, on defense, Portland leads the league with a 76.5 defensive rebound rate in 2021-22.
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