The fans at Pepsi Center will be treated to a game between the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets when they take their seats on Monday night at 10:30pm EST for Game 2 that can be seen on TNT and Altitude Sports. 2010 NBA playoffs betting at online sportsbooks have the Nuggets listed as 7.5-point favorites versus the Jazz, while the game’s total is sitting at 213. The Nuggets dominated the fourth quarter and came away with a 126-113 victory in NBA odds over the Jazz in Game 1 of their best-of-seven opening round playoff series on Saturday.
The Nuggets covered the 5.5-point spread in NBA predictions while the combined score sailed OVER the posted over/under of 208 at sportsbooks. Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-high 42 points to power the Nuggets while J.R. Smith nailed 18-points in the fourth quarter. “We need that,” Anthony said after Smith’s performance “I know I said that earlier our team’s success falls on me, but J.R.’s a big part of what we do and how far we go. We need him to play the way he played — under control.” Heading into tonight’s match-up on TNT, Denver has gone 53-29 straight up on the season, 34-42-6 against the spread in NBA predictions, 5-5 when playing on Monday and 5-5 after a win. Bet the Nuggets -7.5 as favorites at home against the Jazz with a 10% bonus and 110% poker bonus.
Mehmet Okur, who netted 7 points before rupturing his tendon, cleared the way for Carlos Boozer who has been nursing a sore rib to make his way back into the playoffs scoring 19 points. Deron Williams had a double-double with 26 points and 11 assists in the loss. “He just took that game over,” Boozer said of Anthony after the game. “He hit shots with hands in his face. It seemed like he barely dribbled the ball, had a one-dribble pull-up or just caught it, faced up and shot it. That’s where we miss A.K.’s length.” Bet the Jazz +7.5 in Game 2 as underdogs in 2010 NBA playoff betting odds against the Nuggets with a 10% bonus.
Heading into tonight’s match-up on TNT, the Jazz are 53-29 straight up, 49-30-3 against the spread in NBA predictions, 8-2 when playing on Monday and 8-2 after a loss. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver. The Nuggets are 5-0 straight up in their last 5 games when playing at home against the Jazz and 12-2 straight up in their last 14 games at home while the total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games when playing Utah. Vegas odds at Caesars sportsbook have the Denver Nuggets -7 favorites at home against the Utah Jazz with a total of 212.5.