The Nuggets were burned for 28 points by Al Jefferson on Monday as the Jazz picked up a 105-103 win at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Jazz earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 197.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Derrick Favors had 19 points for Utah and Jamaal Tinsley chipped in with 15 points. Jamaal Tinsley had 6 assists for the Jazz, while Derrick Favors was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Denver got 21 points from Kenneth Faried in a losing cause and another 16 points from Ty Lawson. Ty Lawson contributed 9 assists for the Nuggets, while Kosta Koufos had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Denver were victorious, as the score was 65-54 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 38 boards, while Utah only had 31.
Next game, Utah takes its act on the road to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Denver, they head on the road to face Golden State.