Basketball Odds news… The Nuggets starters have seen their scoring drop through the first four games. Unless they step up to support their star, they could be cleaning out their lockers on Thursday. Even at home, a seven-point spread for the Nuggets seems a bit much? Not only have the Jazz already stolen a game on the road in this series, they’ve beaten three straight spreads.
At this point, it’s easy to say Nuggets can’t keep the Jazz off the board in this series. Too many Jazz players are hot and it seems there’s always someone open. The key is for Billups, Smith, Nene and Martin to step up and help out Melo offensively.
Denver is a 7-point favorite with a total of 215 at SBGGlobal.com Sportsbook.
We’re sure Anthony will find a way to keep his Nuggets alive, even if he has to drop another 40 points to do such. But we definitely don’t think the Nuggets can win this series. It also appears that they can’t cover a seven-point spread against the top ATS team in the Western Conference this season.
The Jazz and the Nuggets stats:
The Jazz: 53-29 SU, 49-30-3 ATS
The Nuggets: 53-29 SU, 34-42-6 ATS
The Jazz lately:
While playing Wednesday’s they are 7-3
Before playing the Nuggets they were 5-5
After playing the Nuggets they are 7-3
After a win they are now 6-4
The Nuggets lately:
While playing Wednesday’s they are 4-6
Before playing the Jazz they are 6-4
After playing the Jazz they are 5-5
After a loss they are now 5-5
The Jazz at home vs the Nuggets, on Friday, April 30
The Nuggets are solid 64.8 percent favorites over the Jazz. The Jazz are shooting 47.1 percent from the field and the Nuggets are forecasted to shoot 46.7 percent. The rebounding battle is pretty even with the Jazz projected for 43.7 rebounds vs. 44.9 for the Nuggets. The Nuggets are committing fewer turnovers at 13.4 vs 19.3 for the Jazz. The Jazz are making 6.2 three pointers on 37.5 percent from three point range. The Nuggets are making 6.8 three pointers on 36.5 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Nuggets at -7 and the Total –Over/Under at 215 and the Nuggets are -340 and the Jazz +280 on the Money Line.