2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
February 08, 2005
Utah at Denver
Tuesday 02/08 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Denver -8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to return 5.73) RESULT: WIN
Denver has had some easy home games recently and has pounded all of them. Why would it change here? There is talk of a trade that would reunite Gary Payton with George Karl, and that talk has this Nuggets team even more revitalized by Karl's presence. The addition of Payton would make this team very formidable in the backcourt, an area in which they had been struggling. Utah has not been the same team since they lost Kirlenko, and have top be one of the most disappointing teams out West. The Jazz are 1-13 ATS after playing 3 consecutive games as a home favorite over the last 3 seasons. No one has played Denver close on their home court since the arrival of Karl, and the well rested Nuggets should keep that streak in tact tonight. Three stars on the Nuggets.