Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 10/24/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 10/24/22
Mon 24th October 2022

The Portland Trail Blazers (3-0, 1-0 Home) will be out to build on their winning streak when they play host to the Denver Nuggets (2-1, 1-1 Away) on Monday. Denver defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-117 at Ball Arena on Saturday. Michael Porter Jr. was the scoring leader with 22 points. Nikola Jokic had a triple double with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 13 assists.

Portland is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning their third in a row in a close one yesterday at Arena, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 106-104. Damian Lillard had 41 points to lead the team. Denver won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 124-92 triumph in their last meeting at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on February 27.

JaMychal Green led the Nuggets with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Anfernee Simons had 16 points in the losing effort. The Nuggets have been led early this season by Jokic, who is averaging 24.0 points per game. Jokic also is contributing 10.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game, placing him 10th and fourth in the NBA, respectively.

Lillard has powered the Blazers on offense, averaging 34.0 points per game. He ranks as the fourth-highest scorer in the NBA. Lillard also has recorded 4.3 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic has averaged 12.3 rebounds per game. The Nuggets are 6-4 in the last 10 trips to Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.

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Denver Nuggets (-160)

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