With both teams being tied 1-1 wins in this Western Conference first rounder, the Jazz are facing once again the Nuggets. Donovan Mitchell kept his foot on the gas and followed Wednesday’s performance with 30 points. Nuggets are now 1-4 in their last 5 games and will be looking to bounce back tonight.
Date/Time: 08-21-2020, 16:00 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz +1.5 Total: +219.5
Denver finished the regular season with a 46-27 record (33-36-4 ATS). They were 3rd in the West. They have lost four of their last five matches. In their last game they lost against the Jazz in Game 2, 105-124. They were a 3.5-point favorite and failed to cover the spread.
Nikola Jokic leads the team both in scoring with 28.5 ppg and in rebounding with 10.5. He also adds 4.5 assists, while Jamal Murray adds 25 ppg, 4 rebounds and a team-high 6.5 assists.
Utah finished the regular season with a 44-28 record (34-36-2 ATS). They were 6th in the East. In their last game they won against the Nuggets, 124-105, even though they were a -3.5 underdog.
Donovan Mitchell leads the team in scoring with 43.5 ppg, adding 5 rebounds and a team-high 7.5 assists per game. Jordan Clarkson provides valuable help off the bench with 22 ppg.
Denver leads Utah 4-1 so far this season.
Both teams are close both in points scored (111.6 to 111.5 ppg) and in FG% (47.3% to 47.1%).
Utah is better defensively (109.1 to 109.6 ppg).
Jazz are better both in rebounding (44.9 to 44.1) and in 3pt% (38% to 36.3%).
On the other hand, Nuggets commit fewer turnovers (13.7 to 15) and dish more assists (26.6 to 22.5).
Bookmakers give the Nuggets a -1.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. Jazz will carry on the momentum of Wednesday’s victory and get away with another win.
Nuggets vs Jazz Game 3 Prediction: Utah Jazz +1.5 (-110)