Denver Nuggets VS Utah Jazz

NBA Basketball 04:00 PM ET

Thursday

08/19/2020

TNT

Spread: Denver Nuggets -4.5

Over/Under: 219.5

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Utah Jazz will play their second playoff round with the Denver Nuggets at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 19, 2020, 4:00 PM, ET. The 7th seed Utah Jazz lost to third seed Denver Nuggets to a score of 125-135 in OT at the HP Field House, Monday. Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell exploded with 57 playoff-record points, 7 dimes, and 6 boards. Center Rudy Gobert followed with 27 points in the loss. Utah is 0-1 in the quarterfinal playoffs in the West.

The Jazz will play game 2 on this first playoff round with 111.5 ppg at 47.2% from the field while holding opponents at 109.2ppg. Utah plays with 45.0 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 4.1 blocks, and 6.1 steals per match. Mitchell leads the team’s scoring line 24.0 ppg, 44.9% FG shooting, and 86.3% from the free throw line. Utah is 1.4 ATS and SU in their last 5 matches with the Nuggets and 1-8 ATS in its last 9 outings on the road with Denver.

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 8/19/2020

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets recent victory was not a walk in the park over the Utah Jazz. They needed an additional 5 minute OT extension to stamp their mark on the Jazz. SG JamalMurray delivered 10 of his total 36 points in OT followed by Center Nikola Jokic with 29 points and 10 boards while PF Jerami Grant scored 19 in the victory over Utah. Murray took over the reins in the extra period. Denver is now 1-0 in the best of 7 series in this quarter final round in the West.

The Nuggets drew first blood in the playoff rounds with 111.6 ppg at 49.6% from the field while limiting opponents at 109.4 ppg. Denver dug deep with 44.1 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 8.1 steals per outing. Jokic wipes the Nuggets score sheets with 19.9 ppg, 52.8% FG shooting, and 81.7% from the free throw spot. Denver is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home matches with the Jazz and 15 of its last 20 matches went under the totals against Utah.

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets. The NBA Pick for this game is the Denver Nuggets -4.5. Despite the absence of Denver’s key players in SG Will Barton (knee) and SG Gary Harris (hip), the team was able to stop the Jazz steaming with SG Donovan Mitchell’s 57 points. Utah PG Mike Conley will not be playing in this match as he is on quarantine after leaving the bubble for his child’s birth; he’ll be expected to play in Game 3 of this quarter final series. The Jazz will also be missing the services of PF Ed Davis (knee) and SF Bojan Bogdanovic (wrist) in the series. Den will continue its rampage in this match to a predicted score of 115-109.

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NBA Starting Time: 4:00 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: August 19, 2020

TV:  TNT

NBA ODDS: Denver Nuggets -4.5

NBA Totals: 219.5

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