Denver vs. Portland: will the Nuggets take revenge?
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: NBA prediction and betting tips (May 25, 2021)
Portland Trail Blazers
On May 25, the second match of the series between Denver and Portland will take place, and we have prepared a prediction for this event. Who will perform better this time? Find out below.
The Nuggets held the main tournament with dignity, as they took third place in the Western Conference. The team demonstrated stable and, most importantly, reliable basketball, so they made it to the playoffs without any problems.
Denver got Portland as a rival, which has already managed to surprise the favorite of this series. The rivals played their first match and the Nuggets could not resist. Nikola Jokic and the team could not cope with the attack of the Blazers, so now they will have to put more effort.
Michael Malone's wards are well aware that a defeat in the second meeting will not only make life very difficult but also reduce the chances of reaching the next round. In short, the hosts need to play their best game to level the score.
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Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers improved at the end of the championship. Not only did the team stabilize the situation, but also carved out a place in the Top-6 in the West, which helped to directly break into the playoffs.
Terry Stotts' guys did not slow down and created a sensation in the first match of the series against Denver (132-116). Damian Lillard demonstrated another fight at a high level because he scored 34 points and generally broke the opponent's defense in full.
Portland are in a winning position, as they are already leading in the series and the most important thing is not to lose this advantage. The Blazers must understand that the second fight will take place in a completely different vein since the Nuggets are serious about revenge.
After the defeat in the first match, the hosts will clearly draw conclusions. Denver know how to tune in to key matches and now such a moment has come. Of course, Portland can catch the opponent, though the main thing is not to fall into a trap. We assume that Nikola Jokic and the team will begin to put pressure from the first minutes.
Our prediction is the handicap (-1.5) of the Denver Nuggets, including OT for 1.97 in BC 1XBET.