Jamal Murray gave the Nuggets a game five stay of execution with 33 second-half points. In sum, Murray compiled 42 total points in a 117-107 bet on NBA win. Denver staved off elimination and now trials Utah 3-2 in the best of seven series. Murray was an unstoppable force of nature down the stretch. So too did he have eight assists. Nikola Jokic sealed the win with a three-pointer that Murray assisted with. Utah was minus-five in both turnover margin and rebounds. Should Denver prevail in game six that would force a deciding seventh game?
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets – Game 6
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 27, 2020, 4 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Advent Health Arena, Orlando, Florida|
|Jazz vs. Nuggets TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets SBG Odds Overview
So far, the Nuggets have covered three of the five sportsbook matchups in this series. Surprisingly, four of the five games went over the total. Denver and Utah are known for good defense, but that hasn’t shown. Equally important is that the Jazz has found offense without Bojan Bogdanovic. His season-ending injury took away 20 points per game. With all of that gambling, action should be split for this one. Nothing has stood out for handicappers. What’s more, these teams have been even all year. Can Denver maintain new momentum? Can Utah summon the killer instinct?
Utah Jazz Team Overview
Thus far Donovan Mitchell has been a force for the Jazz. What is most disappointing has been the normally solid Utah Defense. Murray had his way in game five. Namely coach Quin Snyder made Utah a perennially strong defensive team.
Key Utah Jazz: SG Donovan Mitchell 37.6 PTS, 4.0 REB, 5.6 AST, 54.5 FG%, 51.2 3P%, 93.9 FT%, PG Mike Conley 23.3 PTS, 1.7 REB, 4.3 AST, 57.9 FG%, 59.1 3P%, 92.9 FT%, C Rudy Gobert 17.6 PTS, 10.2 REB, 1.4 AST, 69.8 FG%, 0.0 3P%, 51.9 FT%
Denver Nuggets Team Overview
Coach Mike Malone’s Nuggets live on. But there is no time to rest on game five laurels. Denver’s defense has met expectations. The last thing anyone expected was for this series to be a shootout.
Key Denver Nuggets: PG Jamal Murray 30.8 PTS, 6.4 REB, 6.8 AST, 55.7 FG%, 52.4 3P%, 100.0 FT%, C Nikola Jokic 26.4 PTS, 7.8 REB, 5.0 AST, 52.0 FG%, 47.2 3P%, 76.5 FT%, PF Michael Porter Jr. 14.4 PTS, 5.6 REB, 0.6 AST, 49.1 FG%, 50.0 3P%, 80.0 FT%
Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets Against the Spread
The Jazz, are:
- 3-5 against the spread in their last eight games
- 9-2 over the total in their 11 most recent games
- 6-8 vs. The odds head to head to Denver
- 5-1 over the total when playing the Nuggets
The Nuggets are:
- 7-5 against the spread in their last 12 games
- 12-1 over the total in their 13 most recent games
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets SBG Best Bet
In this situation, we are treated with arch-rivals from the Northwest Division. Subsequently, this is a showdown of equals. Utah may live to regret letting the Nuggets off the hook. As was previously noted Denver has the bet on NBA game edge in this series. The defense may finally take over with so much on the line. Expect a Nuggets payout and a game seven!
Jazz vs. Nuggets SBG Best Bet: Denver Nuggets and under the total.