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Denver @ Portland

Current Records: Denver 14-10; Portland 13-11

What to Know

The Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers will face off in a Northwest Division clash at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 8 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Portland will be strutting in after a victory while the Nuggets will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Denver was just a bucket short of a win on Tuesday and fell 116-115 to the Dallas Mavericks. One thing holding Denver back was the mediocre play of point guard Jamal Murray, who did not have his best game: he finished with 11 points on 2-for-11 shooting in his 30 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, Rip City didn't have too much trouble with the Indiana Pacers at home on Sunday as they won 116-100. Portland's success was spearheaded by the efforts of shooting guard Anfernee Simons, who shot 5-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 22 points and six dimes, and power forward Jerami Grant, who had 28 points in addition to five boards.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Denver is expected to win a tight contest Thursday. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past three games.

The Nuggets suffered a grim 135-110 defeat to Rip City in the teams' previous meeting in October. Can Denver avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter -- Portland, Oregon
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $10.43

Odds

The Nuggets are a slight 1-point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won 23 out of their last 41 games against Portland.

  • Oct 24, 2022 - Portland 135 vs. Denver 110
  • Feb 27, 2022 - Denver 124 vs. Portland 92
  • Jan 13, 2022 - Denver 140 vs. Portland 108
  • Nov 23, 2021 - Portland 119 vs. Denver 100
  • Nov 14, 2021 - Denver 124 vs. Portland 95
  • Jun 03, 2021 - Denver 126 vs. Portland 115
  • Jun 01, 2021 - Denver 147 vs. Portland 140
  • May 29, 2021 - Portland 115 vs. Denver 95
  • May 27, 2021 - Denver 120 vs. Portland 115
  • May 24, 2021 - Denver 128 vs. Portland 109
  • May 22, 2021 - Portland 123 vs. Denver 109
  • May 16, 2021 - Portland 132 vs. Denver 116
  • Apr 21, 2021 - Denver 106 vs. Portland 105
  • Feb 23, 2021 - Denver 111 vs. Portland 106
  • Aug 06, 2020 - Portland 125 vs. Denver 115
  • Feb 04, 2020 - Denver 127 vs. Portland 99
  • Dec 12, 2019 - Denver 114 vs. Portland 99
  • Oct 23, 2019 - Denver 108 vs. Portland 100
  • May 12, 2019 - Portland 100 vs. Denver 96
  • May 09, 2019 - Portland 119 vs. Denver 108
  • May 07, 2019 - Denver 124 vs. Portland 98
  • May 05, 2019 - Denver 116 vs. Portland 112
  • May 03, 2019 - Portland 140 vs. Denver 137
  • May 01, 2019 - Portland 97 vs. Denver 90
  • Apr 29, 2019 - Denver 121 vs. Portland 113
  • Apr 07, 2019 - Portland 115 vs. Denver 108
  • Apr 05, 2019 - Denver 119 vs. Portland 110
  • Jan 13, 2019 - Denver 116 vs. Portland 113
  • Nov 30, 2018 - Denver 113 vs. Portland 112
  • Apr 09, 2018 - Denver 88 vs. Portland 82
  • Jan 22, 2018 - Denver 104 vs. Portland 101
  • Dec 22, 2017 - Denver 102 vs. Portland 85
  • Nov 13, 2017 - Portland 99 vs. Denver 82
  • Mar 28, 2017 - Portland 122 vs. Denver 113
  • Dec 15, 2016 - Denver 132 vs. Portland 120
  • Nov 13, 2016 - Portland 112 vs. Denver 105
  • Oct 29, 2016 - Portland 115 vs. Denver 113
  • Apr 13, 2016 - Portland 107 vs. Denver 99
  • Jan 03, 2016 - Portland 112 vs. Denver 106
  • Dec 30, 2015 - Portland 110 vs. Denver 103
  • Nov 09, 2015 - Denver 108 vs. Portland 104