Sun. Sep 22nd, 2019

Game 7 Specials – Blazers vs Nuggets & 76ers vs Raptors: Previews & Predictions

The two best words in professional sports… game seven. And us sports fans/gamblers/degenerates are lucky enough to get two such games today. The first game will be a Western Conference matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers taking on the Denver Nuggets in Colorado. Both these teams are frustrating as shit to face because they are good and deep with young talent. I believe that the best player in this series is Nikola Jokic.

Jokic is a taller, thicker Russell Westbrook except he is better at shooting the ball. Way better. But, the Nuggets have been building up for this moment for a long time. All of their draft picks from the last couple of years are coming together. Names like Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and Paul Millsap makes this team the best team with the least amount of star power. As a whole, Denver shoots the ball phenomenally well with a shooting line of 45/36/79. They play as a team which isn’t very common in today’s one-on-one NBA.

Tip: 2:30 p.m. CT at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado

Spread: Denver -5.5

Line: Denver -220, Portland +180

Over/Under: 213.5

I think that I’m liking the Portland spread today. It’s a do or die game and both of these teams need the win to compete for the ultimate prize. This is going to be a gritty game with a lot of emotion. I think that the Nuggets are going to win, but I am NOT going to take their money line. Give me the Blazers at +5.5 today, but the Nuggets to move on to the Western Conference Finals.

The second game seven will take place late this afternoon in Toronto as the Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers will have at it. This has been the weirdest series. Only two of the games have been decided by 10 points or less. It seems as if these two teams are just taking turns kicking the shit out of each other.

The 76ers have the most talent when you compare these two rosters. However, their chemistry stinks and they struggle to blend with each other when they play. Ben Simmons is maybe the most frustrating player in the NBA with his inability to shoot the ball, but Joel Embiid is unquestionably a super star.

Toronto, on the other hand, plays really well together, and they have one of the top three players in the NBA in Kawhi Leonard. The Raptors have had so many role players play well throughout this season. If there was ever a chance for Toronto to make it to the NBA Finals, it is this season.

Tip: 6:00 p.m. CT at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada

Spread: Toronto -6

Line: Toronto -260, Philadelphia +215

Over/Under: 210

This game will not be close. The trend in this series has been blowouts, and I think the Raptors are going to make Drake and all of their fans very happy. The 76ers are going to lose and Brett Brown is going to