Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz: August 17, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

Monday’s matchup (August 17, 2020) between Nikola Jokic’s Denver Nuggets (46-27, 0-0) and Donovan Mitchell’s Utah Jazz (44-28, 0-0) features the Nuggets as 3-point favorites. The over/under is 217.5 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two squads is one of eight contests slated in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Jazz Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -3 -115 -105 217.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Nuggets vs Jazz
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Jazz (+3) Over (217.5) Nuggets 111 Jazz 109

Head to Head

After three head-to-head matchups this season, Denver has a 3-0 record against Utah. The Nuggets also have a 3-0 record against the spread when facing the Jazz.

Nuggets vs Jazz in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/8/2020 Nuggets -1 223 -118 -101 134-132 DEN
2/5/2020 Jazz -10 215.5 -501 382 98-95 DEN
1/30/2020 Jazz -2.5 215.5 -139 116 106-100 DEN

Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has struggled against the spread, going 34-35-3 on the year.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Nuggets have struggled to a 16-21-3 record ATS this season.
  • Denver has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 38 of 73 games for a 52.1% rate.

Jazz Betting Information

  • Utah has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 34-37-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3-point underdogs, the Jazz have fared well, going 5-4 against the spread.
  • Utah and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 39 of 72 (54.2%).

Over/Under Analysis

Nuggets vs Jazz Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Nuggets 38 52.1% 111.3 222.6 109.2 218 220.5
Jazz 37 51.4% 111.3 222.6 108.8 218 220.1

Nuggets Leaders

  • Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (19.9 points per game), rebounding (9.7 per game) and assisting (7.0 per game).
  • The Nuggets are led by Jamal Murray from beyond the arc. He connects on 1.9 shots from deep per game.
  • Gary Harris leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Bol Bol collects 1.0 block an outing to pace Denver.

Jazz Leaders

  • The Jazz leader in scoring is Mitchell with 24.0 points per game. He also adds 4.4 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game.
  • Rudy Gobert (13.5 rebounds per game) and Joe Ingles (5.2 assists per game) are the Utah leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Mitchell is at the top of Utah’s steals hierarchy with 1.0 steals per game and Gobert leads the squad in blocks with 2.0 per game.
  • Mitchell is tops from three-point range for the Jazz, hitting 2.5 threes per game.

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