Basketball Playoffs betting on Wednesday includes what should be a high scoring game in Denver as the Nuggets host the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their Western Conference playoff series.
The Nuggets are favored at home in NBA betting in this game that can be seen on TNT.
Basketball Playoffs betting in the first two games of this series in Denver were high scoring. The Nuggets won Game 1 by score of 126-113 while the Jazz took Game 2 by a score of 114-111. Both of those games went way over the total. That has been the trend recently when these two teams have met in Denver as the last four games have gone over.
The Nuggets have won six of the last ten games at home against the Jazz and they are 5-4-1 against the NBA betting line. Before Utah’s win in Game 2 of this series, the Nuggets had won five straight at home against the Jazz.
Utah was 23-17-1 on the road during the regular season and they have already proven in this series that they can win on the road. The Jazz don’t have Andrei Kirilenko or Mehmet Okur but other players have stepped up for Utah. The Jazz still have superstar players Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer and they have some role players who can score like Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap. The Jazz were a high scoring team in the regular season as they averaged 104.2 points per game. Utah’s defense was just averaged as they allowed 98.9 points per game in the regular season.
Denver was a .500 team at home this season against the point spread. They were 20-20-1 during the regular season and in this basketball playoffs betting series they covered Game 1 but lost Game 2. The Nuggets score even more points than the Jazz as they were third best in the league. The Denver defense is not very good though as they allowed 102.4 points per game during the regular season. Denver went over the total in 22 of their 41 home games during the regular season and the first two games of this playoff series in Denver went over the total. The Nuggets have Carmelo Anthony and he was one of the top scorers in the league this season. Denver also has Chauncey Billups and he can provide scoring for the Nuggets.