Denver vs. Portland: who will come out on top?
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Forecast and betting options for the NBA match (June 2, 2021)
Portland Trail Blazers
The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers will have a personal confrontation in the fifth match of the series on June 2, and we have prepared a forecast for this event. Who will achieve a positive result? Find out below.
The Denver Nuggets nervously started the playoffs and were close to giving up the initiative to their opponents. Michael Malone's team lost the first match, which was also a turning point.
Denver were forced to rebuild, and it helped to level the score in the series and then take the lead with an away win (120-115). We must pay tribute to Nikola Jokic, who took responsibility for the result and as a real leader led the team.
The Nuggets had the opportunity to put everything in its place in the last meeting, but the attack played terribly, in principle, like the defense, so now they have to start all over again since there is a draw in the series.
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Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers turned out to be not an easy rival as it seemed at first glance, as they managed to surprise one of the leaders of the Western Conference. The team worked hard on their game and honestly deserved to make it to the next round of the playoffs, though first, they need to deal with Denver.
The series against the Nuggets resembles a roller coaster, as the opponents took turns to equalize the score and came to the current result - a draw. Portland have already beaten the Nuggets on the road, so Terry Stotts’ guys are no stranger to it.
The Trail Blazers will try to come out ahead, especially since there are no problems with the squad. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are in good shape, and we are in for a real spectacle.
Portland showed with their game that it makes no difference for the team who to play against. The main thing is to seriously tune in to the fight and the presence of Damian Lillard on the floor. Denver did not expect such resistance from the opponent, but they came to their senses in time. We assume that Michael Malone will hold a prophylactic conversation with his player and the Nuggets will shot in their native walls.
Our prediction is the handicap (-1.5) of the Denver Nuggets for 1.97 odds in BC 1XBET.