What has happened to the Denver Nuggets? After the first game of their NBA Betting series against the Utah Jazz it was thought that Denver would roll over the injury-depleted Jazz. The Jazz upset Denver in Game 2 of the series and then dominated the Nuggets in the two games in Utah. Now the Nuggets are facing elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Carmelo Anthony is definitely fed up with the team’s play. “I’m trying. I’m trying to beat them. I’m trying to do everything I can in my power to beat the Jazz.”’ Anthony said, “But, at the end of the day, I need some help. I’m not sitting here pointing fingers or nothing. As a unit, we’ve got to do this together. I can’t do this by myself.”
Denver is a 7-point favorite with a total of 215 at SBG Global.
The Nuggets face a daunting task as only eight teams in 393 NBA playoff series have ever come back from a 3-1 deficit. This is the same Denver team that was a threat to the Lakers last year in the Western Conference but now the Nuggets might not even get this series back to Utah for game six. The Nuggets badly miss head coach George Karl. Assistant coach Adrian Dantley has lost control of the Nuggets and players are ripping each other. “We just played selfish,” Denver’s J.R. Smith said, “When we don’t play selfish basketball, we win. We were passing the ball. We just weren’t finding the open man. It just looked selfish.”
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Jazz are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games. The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog. The Jazz are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver.
The Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 NBA playoff betting games as a favorite. The Nuggets are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 Wednesday games.
The Over is 34-16-1 in Utah’s last 51 games as a road underdog. The Over is 5-1 in the Nuggets last 6 overall. The Under is 21-7 in the Nuggets last 28 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams in Denver.