Blazers vs. Nuggets odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Jan. 13 prediction from proven computer model

A Northwest Division battle is on tap between the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET Thursday at Ball Arena. Denver is 20-19 overall and 9-7 at home, while Portland is 16-24 overall and 2-13 on the road. The Nuggets have lost three of their past five games, while the Blazers are aiming for a third consecutive win.    

The teams have split their first two meetings this season. Denver is favored by 11 points in the latest Blazers vs. Nuggets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 211.5. Before entering any Nuggets vs. Blazers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Blazers vs. Nuggets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Nuggets vs. Blazers:

  • Blazers vs. Nuggets spread: Blazers -11
  • Blazers vs. Nuggets over-under: 211.5 points

Featured Game | Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

What you need to know about the Blazers

The Blazers upended the Nets on Monday, 114-108, as Anfernee Simons double-doubled on 23 points and 11 assists. Portland outscored Brooklyn 32-19 in the third quarter as the Blazers overcame a 62-55 halftime deficit. All five Portland starters scored in double-figures in the win.

The Blazers will be severely shorthanded for tonight’s game as they’ll be missing their four top scorers. Damian Lillard underwent surgery Thursday for an abdominal injury and will be re-evaluated in six weeks. Meanwhile, CJ McCollum (lung), Simons (personal), Larry Nance Jr. (knee) and Norman Powell (protocols) are out while Cody Zeller (knee) is doubtful.

What you need to know about the Nuggets

The Nuggets lost to the Clippers on Tuesday, 87-85, as Denver blew a 25-point second half lead in the defeat. The Nuggets were outscored 32-19 in the fourth quarter and the 85 points is a season-low. Aaron Gordon led the Nuggets with 30 points, and Nikola Jokic double-doubled on 21 points and 13 rebounds. 

Denver has lost three of its last four home games and is 9-7 overall at home. But it sports just a 7-9 home record against the spread as part of an overall 16-23 ATS record. The Nuggets are scoring at a similar clip in Denver as opposed to on the road, but their defense is much better at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are allowing 103.6 points in home games compared to 107 points on the road.

How to make Blazers vs. Nuggets picks

The model has simulated Nuggets vs. Blazers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Blazers vs. Nuggets? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Nuggets vs. Blazers spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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