One of the top squads before the NBA had to shut down their season due to the pandemic, the Denver Nuggets got some great news. Check out what that news is and how it may affect the Nuggets’ chances to cover spreads and win the NBA Championship and so you can plan ahead your bets against their NBA odds.
NBA Denver Nuggets Analysis Before Restart
State of Denver Nuggets heading to Orlando
As teams headed to the NBA Orlando Playoffs, a huge question mark hung over the Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jokic had to travel from his native Serbia to Florida.
Not only that, but the 25-year-old Nuggets’ superstar had tested positive for Covid-19. Would Jokic get to Orlando in time? Once there, would he clear the 48-hours quarantine?
Check and check. Jokic not only got to Orlando on time, but he also cleared quarantine. Nikola Jokic, a top 5 NBA player, will put on the jersey and step onto the court with his fellow Denver Nuggets.
Denver is the third seed in the Western Conference. Only the L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers are ahead of the Nuggets.
Without their best player, they’d have no shot at the title. Also, the Nuggets are healthy. Back-up center Bol Bol won’t play but that’s because of an injury, not a coronavirus concern.
How will the Nuggets handle the NBA Orlando Bubble?
Just like everyone else, they must deal with being apart from their families. But also just like everyone else, Nuggets players have developed stay-at-home type things to keep them occupied, like playing video games and watching movies on the dozens of streaming services available to them.
The real key for Denver was getting a healthy Jokic in Orlando. A bonus? Jokic lost weight during the NBA shutdown. Nikola is much slimmer, more fit, and healthier looking. He said that he didn’t take any time off from lifting weights.
A motivated Jokic, and Nikola is obviously motivated, should make his teammates happy.
Denver Nuggets NBA Title +2200 Odds Betting Analysis
There’s a reason Denver’s odds are in the Toronto Raptors’ range. No team will approach the Top 3, the Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks, in terms of favorite’s odds.
After those three chalks, the Celtics are at +1400. The Raptors are at +1800 while the Nuggets are at +2200.
Are the Nuggets worth a look at +2200? Teams with big time superstars, like LeBron and Kawhi in Los Angeles, and Giannis in Milwaukee, have a shot to win the title. Jokic averages 20.2 points, 6.9 assists, and 10.2 boards per.
He can dominate any player in the league. The rest of the 4 starters are tight: Paul Millsap and Will Barton at the forwards, and Gary Harris and Jamal Murray in the backcourt.
Denver deserves a look at +2200 to upset the Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks and win the NBA Championship.
The Nuggets could also be a covering star. They’re only a 2-point favorite over the Miami Heat in their first Orlando game on August 1. With a Greek God looking like Jokic, Denver should handle Miami no problem.
When the Nuggets are underdogs, consider moneyline bets.