NBA Betting: Nuggets, Sixers Host Games

The Denver Nuggets will be looking to go up 2-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night when they meet up for Game 2 in Denver.

The Nuggets took Game 1 by a score of 121-113 as a 4-point favorite at the Bovada Sportsbook. On the early odds for Game 2 Denver is listed as a 3.5-point favorite.

With the win in Game 1 Denver is now 5-3 straight up and 4-4 against the spread in this year's playoffs. At home they’ve won four in a row SU while going 3-1 ATS, and in their last eight in Denver they’re 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS.

Portland continues to be a money-loser for bettors with a 1-3 ATS mark in its last four games. Overall in the postseason this year they are 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS. On the road Portland is 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS in its last five.

Including their Game 1 win the Nuggets are now 4-1 SU and ATS against the Trail Blazers this season. Looking back further Denver has dominated this matchup, going 7-1 SU and 6-1-1 ATS in its last eight versus Portland. At home versus the Trail Blazers the Nuggets have won six straight at 4-1-1 ATS.

Sixers, Raptors meet in Philadelphia on Thursday

On Thursday night the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors then clash in Game 3 of their series after splitting the first two games in Toronto.

Philadelphia evened the series with a 94-89 victory in Game 2 as a 7.5-point underdog. With the win the 76ers improved to 5-2 SU and ATS in this year’s playoffs. The Sixers now head home where they are 9-2 SU but only 6-5 ATS in their last 11 games.

Toronto is now 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in the postseason following its Game 2 upset loss. Going on the road may not worry the Raptors too much, as they are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games.

However, in the playoffs it’s been a different story. The Raptors are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS on the road in the playoffs this season, but in their last nine playoff road games they’re 3-6 SU and ATS. In their last 20 on the road in the playoffs the Raptors are 6-14 SU and ATS.

This season Toronto is 4-2 SU and ATS in six games against Philadelphia and in their last 11 matchups they’re 8-3 SU and 7-4 ATS. In Philadelphia the Raptors are 9-3 SU and 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.