Looking at a player market pick on this small card night in the NBA.
UTA Jazz v DEN Nuggets – Hayward Over 17.5 points @ 1.85 (MarathonBet) – 2.5 points
Gordon Hayward is having a breakout season this campaign in great form averaging over 19 points per game this campaign and has especially gone crazy for 30 points against the Clippers and 24 points against the Thunder, and will be looking to continue that great form heading into this game against a very poor defensive Denver Nuggets.
Hayward will feel good at home where he has averaged 18 points per game this campaign, and has especially averaged 20 points in the last 5. What has been key to Haywards form is his ability to get good shot, and shooting almost 50% from the field despite being playing at small forward. He also has the great ability with the 3 pointers hitting at least 2 per night. He has also improved his ability by going to the basket, whereas he has predominantly known as a shooter. He has also knocked around 5 free throws per game.
If we just take his 6 points from downtown and 5 points from the charity stripe; we only need him to find 7 more points from the rest of the game. He enjoyed playing the Nuggets last year averaging 25 points per game against them, and asking him for 18 points tonight looks like a piece of cake.