Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets August 27, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Playoff Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 26, 2020

Thursday’s matchup (August 27, 2020) between the Utah Jazz (44-28, 3-2) and the Denver Nuggets (46-27, 2-3) features the Jazz as small 3-point favorites. The over/under for the game is 221. Thursday’s playoff matchup is one of five on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off for Game 6 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs is slated for 4:00 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 -3 -110 -110 221 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Jazz vs Nuggets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Jazz (-3) Over (221) Jazz 114 Nuggets 107

Head to Head

Denver has won five of its eight head-to-head matchups against Utah this season. The Nuggets also have a 6-2 advantage against the spread when taking on the Jazz.

Jazz vs Nuggets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/25/2020 Jazz -2.5 219.5 -138 116 117-107 DEN
8/23/2020 Jazz -3.5 216 -162 135 129-127 UTA
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 77 matchups this season.
  • The Jazz have struggled to cover, going just 23-27 ATS when favored by at least 3 points.
  • In 42 of 77 (54.5%) contests this season, Utah and its opponents have hit the total.

Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 53.8% of matchups this year (42 out of 78 opportunities).
  • Denver’s record against the spread is 37-37-3.
  • The Nuggets have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 9-8 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.

Over/Under Analysis

Jazz vs Nuggets Total Facts
Games Over 221 % of Games Over 221 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Jazz 39 50.6% 112 223.5 109.2 219.2 221.1
Nuggets 39 50% 111.5 223.5 110 219.2 221.5

Jazz Leaders

  • Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring, averaging 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 grabs 1.0 per game. Gobert leads the team averaging 2.0 blocks a game.
  • Mitchell makes 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 pulling down 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, cashing in 1.9 treys per game.

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