An NBA series & game day preview between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. Utah leads series 3-1.
Series Start: August 17, 2020
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Kissimmee, FL
TV: Monday – 1:30 PM EST | ESPN – Nuggets WON 135-125
Wednesday – 4:00 PM EST | TNT – Jazz WON 124-105
Friday – 4:00 PM EST | TNT – Jazz WON 124-87
August 23rd – 9:00 PM EST | TNT – Jazz WON 129-127
August 25th – 6:30 PM EST | TNT
8/27 (If Necessary) – TBD
8/29 (If Necessary) – TBD
Series Odds: UTAH +172 (Underdog)
Game Five Odds: UTAH -3 O/U 221
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets Series/Game Five Preview
It’s Game Five of this exciting first round match-up between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. After the Nuggets won an OT thriller in game one, the Jazz have rattled off 3 straight wins and now Denver is on the brink of elimination. Denver swept the season series, 3-0, so this series is far from over.
Jazz guard, Donovan Mitchell, has looked like the second coming of Michael Jordan is this series. Mitchell has scored 50+ points in 2 games this series which was done by Michael Jordan when this league was his. Denver has not found a way to stop Mitchell in any of the 4 previous games and I don’t expect that to change in game 5. He should easily score 30+ in a fast paced game. With all the shooting these two teams have done in this series, Rudy Gobert should get more rebounds than his normal average.
Denver guard, Jamal Murray, has tried to counter Donovan Mitchell as best as he could this series and did so in games one and four. He scored 36 and 50 in those two games so the Nuggets need to ride his hot hand if they want to push this series to Game 6. Murray will also need a big game from his superstar center, Nikola Jokic. Jokic has played pretty well in this series, scoring 28+ in 3 of the 4 games, but it has not been enough. At this point, he knows he needs to have a monster game five for his team to win. So expect big performances from Murray and Jokic that will force a game 6.
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets Facts & Fantasy Basketball Predictions
Jazz vs. Nuggets Facts
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 3 of the first 4 games of this series.
- Utah are 2-5 ATS against Denver in their last 7 games.
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 11 of Denver’s last 12 games.
StatementGames Fantasy Basketball Picks
- Jamal Murray OVER 20.5 PTS
- Donovan Mitchell OVER 25.5 PTS
- Utah Jazz Will NOT WIN By OVER 3.5 PTS