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Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Nuggets vs. Blazers (Nikola Jokic Primed to Score Big) – Nugg Love

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15). Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Nuggets are looking to snap their three-game losing streak on Thursday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, and there is more than one way to bet on this game!
If you aren’t sold on taking a side or betting on the total, you can always place a prop bet wager on some of your favorite players… such as Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic.
Here are three prop bets I’m considering for Thursday’s divisional matchup:

There’s some value on this prop for Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, who is averaging exactly 4.5 assists per game on the season.
Simons has picked up at least four assists in nine straight games, clearing 4.5 dimes in seven of those matchups. He’s playing a ton of minutes for Portland, and the Nuggets are one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA, ranking 26th in defensive rating.
At plus money, there’s some value on this prop for Simons.

Josh Hart has hit a 3-pointer in five of his last eight games, and the Blazers wing is shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc this season.
The volume hasn’t been huge for Hart (just two 3-point attempts per game), but he’s playing over 35 minutes per game and facing this Denver defense that allows 12.4 made 3s per game, good for 18th in the NBA.
He’s worth a shot to make just one trey tonight.
Nikola Jokic has taken a bit of a step back scoring this season now that Jamal Murray is in the lineup, averaging just 23.0 points per game.
However, he’s picked up his scoring since returning from a stint in the league’s health and safety protocols, clearing 23.5 points in five of his last eight games.
With Michael Porter Jr. out tonight, I expect Jokic to be much more assertive on the offensive end against a Blazers team that is in the bottom 10 in the NBA in defensive rating.
Jokic’s prop line has been around 24.5-25.5 all season, so this is a bit of a discount from the books tonight.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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