NBA Betting news… With the series all knotted up at one game apiece, the Jazz return to the friendly confines of Energy Solutions Arena for Games 3 and 4. The Jazz are riding a wave of momentum following its surprise 114-111 win against the Nuggets in Game 2. Now the Jazz have to protect their home court advantage that it took from the Nuggets. By doing this the Jazz are limiting the Nuggets transition game and forcing the Nuggets to play in a way it doesn’t prefer to. The second key is continuing to find an inside presence, something the Jazz were able to do in the win.
The Jazz are thrilled to be tied—and not facing a 2-0 deficit against a team that won the regular season series 3-1.The Nuggets, meanwhile, know they blew a chance at taking command in the series with some sloppy play that allowed the Jazz to achieve the split in Denver.
Unlike Game 1, no basket came easy for the Nuggets in Game 2, and the constant pressure the Jazz players applied in the paint and on the perimeter finally got to Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, who fouled out in the fourth quarter. Overall, the Nuggets are still the same dangerous offensive unit that ran the Jazz out of Pepsi Center in Game 1. The Jazz will have to play like a team in order to have any chance of pulling out the two home wins in Games 3 and 4.
The Nuggets: 53-29 SU, 34-42-6 ATS
The Jazz: 53-29 SU, 49-30-3 ATS
The Nuggets lately:
While playing on Friday’s they are 4-6
Before playing the Jazz they were 8-2
After playing the Jazz they are 7-3
After a loss they are now 6-4
The Jazz lately:
While playing on Friday’s they are 6-4
Before playing the Nuggets they were 4-6
After playing the Nuggets they are 7-3
After a win they are now 5-5
The Jazz at home vs the Nuggets, on Sunday, April 25
The Jazz are solid 62.3 percent favorites over the Nuggets. The Nuggets are shooting 44.3 percent from the field and the Jazz are forecasted to shoot 48.2 percent. The Jazz have the rebounding advantage at 46.7 to 42.8. The Nuggets are committing fewer turnovers at 14.1 vs 16.1 for the Jazz. The Nuggets are making 7.2 three pointers on 38.3 percent from three point range. The Jazz are making 5.7 three pointers on 36.1 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Jazz at -2 1/2 and the Total –Over/Under at 215 ½ and the Jazz are -140 and the Nuggets +120 on the Money Line.