Game: NBA Playoffs ✅ Utah Jazz v Denver Nuggets Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Jazz vs Nuggets Picks & Jazz vs Nuggets Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020
Start time: 4:00 PM EST, Disney World
TV Channel: TNT
Jazz vs Nuggets 8/19/20 Odds
Best Denver Nuggets Lines: -4 (-110) Spread – BETNOW
Over/Under 217½: – BETONLINE
In game 1 from the 2020 NBA Playoffs between Jazz and Nuggets, we saw how Denver Nuggets won 135:125 after OT against Utah Jazz.
Jazz vs Nuggets 8/19/20 Betting Prediction
Denver started the game great and won the first period 25-31. The second period in this match was a very close but again won by Nuggets 27-28 and that meant that they had a lead 52-59 at half time. However, after the 15 minutes break, Utah Jazz played their best basketball that night in the 3rd period and won it 31-19. We saw a lot of points in the 4th period which was won by Denver Nuggets 32-37 to equal the result in the game. Nikola Jokic missed scoring in the last second of the game after making it through Rudy Gobert. However, that was not fatal for them because Jazz played awful in the OT and lost it 10:20.
Donovan Mitchell scored 57 points which were the most in a playoff game for Utah Jazz player and 3rd best overall in the NBA only behind Michael Jordan’s 63 and Elgin Baylor’s 61. The second most scoring player for Utah was Joe Ingles with only 19 points and that can answer the question of why they lost. Jamal Murray was the star for Nuggets with 36 points. However, he got help from Nikola Jokić who finished with 29 points.
Nuggets are the favorite in the upcoming game 2. We can’t expect Mitchell to play like that every night and even if he did his team still lost. Nuggets have the better squad and I think that they will do their best do win game 2 to not let their opponent think that they can win this series in case Utah win.