Denver Nuggets VS Utah Jazz

NBA Basketball 01:30 PM ET

Thursday

08/17/2020

ESPN

Spread: Denver Nuggets -3.5

Over/Under: 218.5

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The Utah Jazz  will face the Denver Nuggets at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida on August 17, 2020, 1:30 PM, ET. The Jazz will start the NBA quarter final hostilities after earning the right to clash with 3rd seed Denver in the Western Conference. Utah won its recent match to the San Antonio Spurs to a score of 118-112 in the regular season finale at the HP Field House, Thursday. Jazz SG Rayjon Tucker led the team with 18 points, PF Jarrel Brentley and SG Georges Niang had 13 points each, and Sg Donovan Mitchell tipped 11 for the win.

The Jazz will start their playoff round against Denver with 111.3 ppg at 47.2% from the field while capping opponents at 109.2 ppg. Utah has 44.9 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 4.1 blocks, and 6.1 steals per game. Sg Donovan Mitchell is the team’s highest point maker with 24.0 ppg, 44.9% FG shooting, and 86.3% from the free throw line. Utah is 3-6 ATS and SU in their last 9 outings with Denver and 7-3 SU in their last 10 outings down the road.

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 8/17/2020

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets lost their last 3 consecutive season games finale after bowing out to the Toronto Raptors to a score 109-117 at the HP Field House, Friday. Denver PG Jamal Muray made 11 points following PG PJ Dozier who delivered 20 points and PG Monte Morris adding 16 in the lost effort to the Raptors. Denver is in 3rd seed at 46-27 and clinched the title in the Northwest Division.

The Nuggets will start their quarterfinal playoff round with 111.3 ppg at 49.8% FG shooting while limiting other teams at 109.2 ppg. Denver has 44.2 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 8.0 steals per match. Center Nikola Jokic is the team’s leader in point generation with 19.9 ppg, 52.8% FG shooting, and 81.7% from the free throw area. Denver is 3-6 SU in its last 9 matches on the season and  9 of its last 10 outings with the Jazz went under the totals at home.

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets. The NBA Pick for this game is the Denver Nuggets -3.5. Both teams were not in their best forms in the closing segments of the regular season. Jazz PG Mike Conley left the bubble to be with his child’s birth. The JAzz lost a hard fought game last August 8 to the Jazz to a score of 132-134 double OT. The Nuggets still have multiple injuries to their back court but won their 3-game series over Utah. Denver will win this match predicted to 109-104.

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NBA Starting Time: 1:30 PM ET

Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida

Date: August 17, 2020

TV:  ESPN

NBA ODDS: Denver Nuggets -3.5

NBA Totals: 218.5

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