The second game of the national television doubleheader from the NBA on Thursday night January 23rd will feature two Western conference teams as the Denver Nuggets will make the road trip to the Pacific Northwest to play the Portland Trailblazers. The Nuggets and Trailblazers will get things started from Portland at 10:30PM Eastern Time and TNT TV provides the telecast. Check out the NBA wagering odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The NBA betting odds from this TNT TV game have the home side Portland Trailblazers favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 221 points. Those who play on Portland on the money line will lay -310 odds with the return on the Denver Nuggets at +255 odds on the money line.
Portland enters play on Thursday night on a two game losing streak. Also it is a very difficult scheduling spot for the Trailblazers. Portland is coming off a four game road trip and will enter play with just one day of rest between their game on Tuesday at Oklahoma City that resulted in a 105-97 road defeat as a +6 ½ point wagering underdog. Portland on their four game road trip played a difficult schedule as they faced all three Texas teams and concluded with OKC. The big issue for Portland is these four games were played in a very short time period. There were two back to back games on this trip and they have to play Oklahoma City in a four games in five night spot which is the worst spot in the NBA when you have to travel to each destination. Portland had to board a plane for each of their past five games. In a seven day period the Trailblazers flied five times. Look for Portland to be sluggish on the court and lack energy. The Trailblazers are facing the worst type of team in this spot. Denver is back to a run and gun style now. Look for the Nuggets to take full advantage of this bad spot for Portland and to create a fast run and gun pace to tire the Trailblazers. Portland ranks 27th and fourth worst in the NBA in points allowed as they give up 103.5 points per game.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Thursday we will play on the Denver Nuggets +7 points against the Portland Trailblazers but prior to wagering be sure to check out the latest sports book review.