Trail Blazers face the Nuggets on 6-game losing streak

Fri, Feb 23, 2024
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Trail Blazers face the Nuggets on 6-game losing streak

Denver Nuggets (37-19, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (15-39, 14th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nuggets -9.5; over/under is 217.5

BOTTOM LINE: Portland looks to break its six-game slide when the Trail Blazers take on Denver.

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The Trail Blazers are 1-11 against division opponents. Portland is 3-24 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Nuggets are 20-13 against Western Conference opponents. Denver has a 4-3 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Trail Blazers score 107.9 points per game, 2.9 fewer points than the 110.8 the Nuggets give up. The Nuggets average 114.2 points per game, 2.5 fewer than the 116.7 the Trail Blazers allow.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Nuggets won 112-103 in the last matchup on Feb. 5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jerami Grant is scoring 21.7 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 20.6 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 43.1% over the past 10 games for Portland.

Jamal Murray is scoring 20.4 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic is averaging 21.9 points and 11.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 106.2 points, 40.1 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 109.9 points, 46.6 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Moses Brown: out (wrist), Malcolm Brogdon: out (elbow), Scoot Henderson: out (abductor), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Rayan Rupert: out (ankle), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Hunter Tyson: out (finger).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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