Utah vs. Denver : how will the leader perform?

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: NBA forecast and bets (May 8, 2021)


Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

08/05/21 03:00 CET
Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets

Tournament USA, NBA
Place Vivint Smart Home Arena
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets, Vivint Smart Home Arena, May 8.

Utah will play as the favorite of the match against Denver on May 8, and we have prepared a forecast for this match. Will the hosts be on fire? Find out below.

Utah Jazz

This season, the "Jazzmen" are simply unstoppable, the team was trying to get to the top of the Western Conference for a long time, and gold medals are just around the corner. The team broke away from the closest pursuer, however, they should not relax.

Utah have issued a number of important victories, first dealt with Toronto (106-102), then twice San Antonio were unlucky. Quin Snyder's club is forced to operate without two key players as Donovan Mitchell and Michael Conley recover from their injuries. 

The Jazz are still coping with the competition, but Denver are at a completely different level. The opponent knows how to skillfully deploy attacks and is generally among the best in the NBA.

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Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have also made it directly to the playoffs and can quietly continue to fight. Of course, the character of this club says that it will not work out calmly. Michael Malone's guys want more and will try to show a decent game before the end of the main tournament. 

Denver recently sensationally lost to the Lakers (89-93), although the Lakers have now really slowed down and are far from optimal shape. However, the Nuggets quickly came to their senses and already in the next meeting defeated New York (113-97). Nikola Jokić was one of the best on the floor with 32 points.

The Nuggets know how to act against Utah, and this is confirmed by recent personal meetings, especially since the opponent will play without Donovan Mitchell, who is responsible for the attack, as well as without Michael Conley and his assists.

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  • No quarter draws have been recorded in the last five personal games.
  • In the last five matches, the "Jazzmen" averaged 109 points per game.
  • In the last five personal games in the first half of the match, the opponents showed the highest performance.

Our Prediction

Despite the losses, the Utah Jazz continue to hold first place in the West and win. On the other hand, they have been lucky with the rivals so far, but the match against Denver promises to be one of the toughest in recent years. The Nuggets are motivated more than ever, because who would not want to beat the leader. In our opinion, the guests will take advantage of the competitor's problems and win.

Our forecast is the handicap (+2.5) of the Denver Nuggets for 2.03 in BC 1XBET.

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