In a Western Northwest division matchup, the Utah Jazz travel to take on the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are favored by 12.5 points and have a record of 43-20, which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference. The Jazz are 12th in the West with a record of 28-35.

This game is set to tip-off at 9:00 ET and can be seen on ALT. The over/under line for this game is 230.5 points.

UTAH JAZZ VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +12.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-107 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 49.5% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can The Jazz Secure a Win at Denver?

Today, the Jazz are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak as the underdog. This season, they have been the underdog in 45 of their 63 games and have a record of 15-30 in those games. As the underdog, they are 23-22 against the spread, with an average scoring differential of -6.6 points per game.

Utah’s ATS record for the season is 35-28, and they have covered the spread in three straight games. On the road, they are 14-18 ATS compared to 21-10 ATS at home.

In their last game against the Bulls, the Jazz lost by a score of 119-117. They were 4-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The O/U line for the game was 224, and the teams combined for 236 points.

This season, the Jazz have an O/U record of 35-27-1, and the over has hit in three straight games. On average, their games have seen a combined scoring total of 238 points, which is higher than today’s line of 230.5.

In the Western Conference standings, the Jazz are currently in 12th place with a record of 28-35. Against the West, they are 14-22 and 5-6 against division opponents.

When it comes to scoring, the Jazz are 9th in the league at 117.7 points per game. However, they have been much better offensively at home, where they are averaging 123.2 points compared to 112.3 on the road. Overall, Utah has outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.3% of their games.

Utah’s offense is 8th in pace at 100.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th in the league at 46%. From two-point range, the Jazz are 16th in the NBA with a 54% shooting percentage.

From beyond the arc, Utah is 10th in three-pointers made at 13.4 per game. However, they are just 20th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. At the free-throw line, the Jazz are 5th in the league in free throws made per game.

Currently, the Jazz’s defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.4 points per game. The Utah defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Utah.

Will Denver Make it Happen at Home?

In their most recent game, the Nuggets defeated the Celtics by a score of 115-109. The over/under line for that game was 222.5 points.

For the season, the Nuggets have an O/U record of 23-38-2. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 224.8 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 230.5.

Denver has gone 28-33 against the spread this season, including a 15-15 record at home. The team has covered the spread in three straight road games and has an average scoring differential of +9.1 PPG at home.

The Nuggets are 39-14 as the favorite this season, and they are favored by 12.5 points in today’s game. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 3rd place with a record of 43-20.

In non-conference games, the Nuggets are 19-6 compared to 24-14 against Western Conference opponents. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +5.5 PPG.

At home, the Nuggets are scoring 118.0 points per game, which is 10th in the league. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 114.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Denver is 28th in the NBA.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Nuggets are 5th in the league at 49%. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting at 36%. In terms of free throws, Denver is 29th in makes per game and 28th in attempts.

So far this season, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46% of their games. In terms of assists, Denver is 5th in the league with an average of 29 per game.

This season, the Nuggets defense has been impressive, holding the 7th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.4 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Nuggets are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.