NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for May 1, 2019

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The NBA card for Wednesday May 1st features a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The lone game on the card gets underway at 9PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Denver Nuggets host the Portland Trailblazers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Denver Nuggets favored by -3 ½ points with the over under line set at 219 points.

Denver goes up 1-0 in this best of seven series following their 121-113 home win to Portland. It was a strong offensive performance by the Nuggets in the win as they converted on 50.6% of their shots and 12 of 29 from the three point line. The team also made their free throws converting on 27 of 31. Nugget’s All Star Nikola Jokic led the team with 37 points and nine rebounds hitting on 11 of 18 shots. Jokic is tough to defend because the big man can not only work inside but can shoot the three pointer. Also contributing was Jamal Murry with 23 points and eight rebounds hitting on 8 of 15 shots. The bench contributed with 28 points. Portland had a good shooting night in the loss hitting on 51.3% with 11 of 29 from the three point line. They did a good job of grabbing six more boards than the Nuggets. Issue for the Trailblazers were their 18 turnovers in defeat. Damian Lillard led the team with 39 points and six assists on 12 of 21 shooting. Enes Kanter playing though a shoulder injury had 26 points and seven boards converting on 11 of 14 shots.

In the playoffs the Nuggets are getting great production out of Jokic who is averaging 24.9 points and converting on 50.3% from the field in his eight games. He is also active on the glass averaging 11.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. He has had double digit rebounds in six of his eight playoff games. Damian Lillard in his six playoff games this season is averaging 34 points and converting on 47.8%. Lillard has been sharp from the three point line hitting on 45.5% in the postseason.

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