Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Nuggets and Jazz. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the Jazz at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Get ready to place your bets! The Nuggets come into this Northwest division matchup as the favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 238 points.
DENVER NUGGETS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah Jazz +6.5
This game will be played at Delta Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-110 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.
Do the Nuggets Have What it Takes on the Road?
Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets are 26-12 and are 3rd in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 10-3 compared to 16-9 in the West.
When playing on the road, the Nuggets are 11-8 this season and have won their last six road games. On average, they are outscoring teams by 0.9 points per game on the road.
Against the spread, the Nuggets are 17-20 overall and have failed to cover the spread in two straight road games. As the favorite, they are 16-18 straight up and 25-10 overall.
Denver’s average over/under line for the season is 226.4 points, and their games have gone over the total in three straight games. Their O/U record for the season is 15-22-1.
In their last game, the Nuggets beat the Pistons 131-114 as 16-point favorites. The over/under line for the game was 236 points.
When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are 11th in the NBA at 116.1 points per game. However, their scoring numbers are much better at home, where they average 120.5 points per game compared to 111.6 on the road. Overall, Denver has outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.6% of their games this season.
Denver’s offense is one of the most efficient in the league, as they are 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of pace, the Nuggets are 29th at 96.6 possessions per game. They have also been one of the best teams at getting to the free-throw line, averaging 20.7 attempts per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nuggets are 22nd in made threes at 11.8 per game. Overall, they have made 37% of their attempts from beyond the arc. In terms of assists, Denver is 2nd in the NBA at 29.7 per game.
Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets’ defense is giving up an average of 110.7 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 52.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.2% of their three-point attempts.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?
Heading into today’s game, the Jazz are 6.5-point underdogs at home against the Nuggets. In the Western Conference, the Jazz are currently 11th and 4th in the Northwest Division with an overall record of 18-20.
At home, the Jazz have been the 15th-best team in the NBA with a record of 11-5. Their home scoring margin is +5.5 points per game. They have won five straight games at home.
As the underdog, the Jazz have gone 13-19 straight up and 18-14 ATS. They have won two straight games as the underdog.
So far, the Jazz have played in 32 games as the underdog compared to just six as the favorite. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -5.8 points per game.
In non-conference games, the Jazz are 8-5 compared to 10-15 in the Western Conference. On the road, they are 7-15 compared to 11-5 at home.
At home, the Jazz are averaging 121.2 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 115.1 points per game. Coming into this game, Utah has outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.6% of their games.
Utah’s offensive style is centered around the three-point shot. They are 9th in three-point attempts at 37.4 per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is 26th in the league at 35%. In terms of pace, the Jazz are 11th at 99.9 possessions per game.
When it comes to two-point shooting, Utah is 17th in the league at 53%. Overall, they are 25th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of free throws, the Jazz are 19th in attempts and 15th in makes.
Currently, the Jazz’s defense holds the 23rd rank in the NBA, allowing 118.7 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Bucks, the Jazz’s defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 52% leading to 116 points.