|Over 220 (-105) @ pinnacle|
The set-up: Neither team has played to many high-scoring affairs of late, but I think that trend changes tonight. This is a big time game for both teams. The Jazz had a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets in the Playoff Bubble last year, before then famously collapsing and allowing Denver to advance to play the Clippers. Utah is shooting the ball well from range this year, No. 4 in the league at 39.6 percent. Utah's won four straight, so expect that confidence and momentum to translate into offensive production on the floor.
The pick: Denver has won three of its last four as well. When making a play on an "over," recent form is always a big factor I look at with both sides and in this case, this is exactly what we want, as each team enters "on fire." Note as well that Utah has seen the total eclipse the posted number in seven of its last ten after a three-games or longer SU unbeaten streak. Considering the circumstance, this number is a little low.
This is a 10* TOTAL DESTRUCTION on the OVER Jazz/Nuggets.