The Denver Nuggets have started off their playoff action with the right foot. They are leading the series against the Utah Jazz (1-0). Since the start of the series the Nugs have been favorites on the NBA Odds, and for game 2 of the series it is still the case. On their first battle, they crushed the Jazz in the fourth quarter 113-126. The second game is scheduled for today, Monday April 19th, 2010. The odds for this game shows the Nuggets as a definite favorite at -7 points at SBG Global.com Sportsbook.
NBA playoff betting stats show that for game 1 of the Nuggets- Jazz series, the Nuggets where -5.5 favorites. Denver won against the spread and straight up as a -210 odds favorite as well. The OVER for this game was profitable also for all those who bet on the Denver Nuggets.
Making a quick recap of the high scorers and main contributor for game 1, we see many players that handicappers will keep under strict scrutiny which will result in better picks for gamblers.
For the Denver Nuggets:
Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
Nene scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
Chauncey Billups scored 15 points, 1 rebound and 8 assists
JR Smith scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists off the bench
For the Utah Jazz:
Deron Williams scored 26 points, 2 rebound and 11 assists
Carlos Boozer scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
CJ Miles scored 17 points and 2 assists
Paul Millsap scored 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists off the bench
The schedule for this series goes as follows:
Game 1 – Denver won at home 113-126 on April 17th
Game 2 – April 19th at 10:40 PM EST in Denver
Game 3 – April 23rd at 10:40 PM EST in Utah
Game 4 – April 25th at 9:30 PM EST in Utah
Game 5 – April 28th at TBD in Denver
Game 6 – April 30th at TBD in Utah
Game 7 – May 2nd at TBD in Denver