Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets August 23, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 22, 2020

On Sunday (August 23, 2020), the Utah Jazz (44-28, 2-1) square off with the Denver Nuggets (46-27, 1-2) in a game that Utah is currently a slight favorite by 1 points. A 218-point total has been set for the matchup. The clash between these two teams is one of four contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Jazz vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jazz -1 -110 -110 218 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Jazz vs Nuggets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Jazz (-1) Over (218) Jazz 113 Nuggets 108

Head to Head

Denver has taken four of its six head-to-head meetings with Utah this year. The Nuggets also have a 4-2 advantage against the spread when facing off with the Jazz.

Jazz vs Nuggets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/21/2020 Jazz -1.5 217.5 -120 101 124-87 UTA
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

  • Utah has covered in just 36 of 75 matchups this season.
  • The Jazz have struggled to cover, going just 26-29-1 ATS when favored by at least 1 points.
  • In 40 of 75 (53.3%) contests this season, Utah and its opponents have hit the over.

Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.6% of matchups this season (40 out of 76 chances).
  • Denver has a losing record against the spread, going 35-37-3 ATS (covering only 46.7% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Nuggets have not fared well, going 11-12 against the spread.

Over/Under Analysis

Jazz vs Nuggets Total Facts
Games Over 218 % of Games Over 218 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Jazz 39 52% 111.8 223 108.8 218.6 220.6
Nuggets 40 52.6% 111.2 223 109.8 218.6 221

Jazz Leaders

  • Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring, racking up 24.0 points per game.
  • Utah is led in rebounding by Rudy Gobert’s 15.1 rebounds per game and assisting by Joe Ingles’ 5.2 assists per game .
  • Utah’s steals leader is Mitchell, who averages 1.0 per game. Gobert leads the team averaging 2.0 blocks an outing.
  • Mitchell knocks down 2.5 threes per game to lead the Jazz.

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in all things points, rebounds and assists, scoring 19.9 points, 9.7 grabbing rebounds and serving up 7.0 assists per game.
  • Nobody on Denver grabs more steals than Gary Harris (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Bol Bol (1.0 per game).
  • Jamal Murray makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nuggets, averaging 1.9 treys per game.

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