Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Predictions For NBA Basketball Odds 1/15/13

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The Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets are going to square off in a Tuesday night NBA betting affair on January 15th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Tuesday.

NBA Predictions: Portland Trail Blazers @ Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 9:30 ET
Location: Pepsi Arena, Denver, CO
NBA Betting Odds: Denver -8.5
Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets NBA TV Schedule: Comcast, Altitude

The makings seem to be there for a play on the Nuggets on Tuesday night. Denver is now 14-2 SU and 11-5 ATS at home this year, and it has rolled off five straight wins and covers in three of the five. Portland meanwhile, is just 8-11 ATS and 7-12 SU while playing on the road this year, and it clearly does its better work at the Rose Garden. Denver is a team that loves to run. Portland is a team that has virtually no bench whatsoever and essentially abuses its starters. Still, what we’re seeing with the Nuggets right now is that they are overrated. They didn’t cover against either the Orlando Magic or the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they needed a 37-18 fourth quarter to beat and cover the Golden State Warriors. They’re just going to be laying too many points in this one. This is still a very good Portland team that could get some great contributions out of F LaMarcus Aldridge and F Nicolas Batum, and if that turns out to be the case, this could be just another game where Denver wins by a handful of points, and it won’t be enough.

Trail Blazers @ Nuggets NBA Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +8.5
Trail Blazers @ Nuggets Score Prediction: Nuggets 103 – Trail Blazers 98

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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