Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: August 21, 2020 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on August 20, 2020

On Friday (August 21, 2020), the Utah Jazz (44-28, 1-1) are currently small 3.5-point favorites over the Denver Nuggets (46-27, 1-1). The matchup has an over/under of 224.5. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of four contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 PM ET.

Betting Information

Jazz vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jazz -3.5 215 -290 224.5 165 -230

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Jazz vs Nuggets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Jazz (-3.5) Under (224.5) Jazz 113 Nuggets 108

Head to Head

Denver holds a 4-1 record in head-to-head games against Utah this year. The Nuggets have an advantage against the spread as well (4-1) when taking on the Jazz.

Jazz vs Nuggets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/19/2020 Nuggets -4 217 -159 131 124-105 UTA
8/17/2020 Nuggets -4.5 214.5 -187 155 135-125 DEN
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

Jazz Betting Information

  • More often than not, Utah and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 41 of 74 chances this season.
  • Utah has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 35-38-1 record.
  • The Jazz have posted a losing record of 20-26 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or higher.

Nuggets Betting Information

  • In most of Denver’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (40 out of 75 games, 53.3%).
  • Denver has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 35-36-3 ATS.
  • When they are 3.5-point underdogs, the Nuggets have a record ATS of 8-8.

Over/Under Analysis

Jazz vs Nuggets Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Jazz 32 43.2% 111.6 223.1 109.1 218.7 220.8
Nuggets 33 44% 111.5 223.1 109.6 218.7 221.1

Jazz Leaders

  • Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz scoring 24.0 points per game.
  • Rudy Gobert paces Utah with 13.5 rebounds per game and Joe Ingles leads the team with 5.2 assists per outing.
  • Mitchell is the top three-point shooter for the Jazz, connecting on 2.5 per game.
  • Utah’s blocks leader is Gobert, who collects 2.0 per game. Mitchell leads the team averaging 1.0 steal an outing.

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic has shown out this season to lead the Nuggets in points (19.9 per game), rebounds (9.7 per game), and assists (7.0 per game).
  • Denver’s Gary Harris has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Bol Bol is first in blocks with 1.0 per game.
  • Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.9 made threes per game.

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