There is an opportunity to strike tonight for the Portland Trail Blazers when they take on the Denver Nuggets.
Portland is on the outside looking in for the NBA playoffs, but they have a chance to tie Memphis’ record with a victory. The Trail Blazers are a single game back of the Grizzlies for 8th seed in the Western Conference.
※ Current Odds Date & Time: August 6th, 12:30 P.M. (EST)
Online bookmaker 10bet has the Trail Blazers at -4 on the spread.
Capturing a victory won’t be easy by any stretch. The Nuggets are hoping to improve their current playoff seeding as well, so they won’t be taking this game lightly.
The Trail Blazers picked up a huge win over the Houston Rockets, dropping them 110-102. In the bubble so far, Portland own a 1-1 record.
With such a tough schedule ahead, the Trail Blazers will need to pick up victories against top-tier opponents. After tonight’s encounter with the Nuggets, they will face the Clippers and then the 76ers.
Denver has had no trouble bringing their winning ways into the NBA bubble. With a victory over OKC and then a win last night against the Spurs, Denver has been one of the best teams in the bubble so far.
Injury concerns are a problem for Denver, however. They managed to drop 132 points against San Antonio, but there is still concern that Jamal Murray and Gary Harris will be sidelined for tonight’s game as well.
Damian Lillard is a superstar and one the Trail Blazers rely heavily upon. Can he clutch up and outperform Denver tonight? The Nuggets may be without some key members, but Portland still needs to find a way to win. Lillard is the answer to that.