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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Jazz vs. Nuggets on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s Jazz vs. Nuggets matchup.

Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets handles the ball during the game against the Miami Heat on January 27, 2021 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

The Utah Jazz are one of the hottest teams in the NBA and sit atop the Western Conference with a 15-4 record. They’ve won 11 games in a row and will attempt to extend their winning streak to 12 games on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. These two teams competed in one of last season's most exciting playoff series, and we’ve identified a few bets worth considering on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the action.

Jazz vs. Nuggets, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBATV

Pick ATS: Jazz -1.5

Utah has won by double-digits in six straight games and topped the Nuggets by 4 points in Denver earlier this month. The Jazz have had no problem handling business without Donovan Mitchell, who is questionable to play because of a concussion he suffered against the New York Knicks earlier this week. The return of Michael Porter Jr. has made the Nuggets more potent on offense, the home team’s recent dominance has been too convincing to make me comfortable with betting against them.

Player Prop: Paul Millsap O8.5 points (+100)

The Jazz have an elite defense but Millsap is averaging 9.6 points per game and could benefit from facing a team without a legit power forward. He’s tallied at least 10 points in 57 percent of his games and will primarily be defended by Royce O’Neale and Bojan Bogdanovic. While he only scored 4 points the last time he faced Denver, he can get back on track in a rematch and finish around his average.

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