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Denver NuggetsUtah Jazz
March 3, 10:30 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Odds

36-26TEAM RECORD32-29

Denver pays a visit to Utah on Thursday, hoping to send the Jazz to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 29-30-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jazz are 26-34-1 ATS. Denver is 32-29-1 against the total, while Utah is 32-28-1 versus the number.

View Denver vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Jazz as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 210, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 106-102 victory for the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 99.6 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 104.1 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 107.2 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in home scoring.

In their last action, Denver was a 120-80 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Nuggets on Wednesday as Denver blasted the Bobcats 120-80 at Pepsi Center.

The Jazz were a 107-102 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Al Jefferson poured in 28 points and chipped in with 19 rebounds in a losing cause for Utah on Monday, as the Celtics rolled to a 107-102 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 8-2
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nuggets at Jazz trends to consider:
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Utah
Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Utah
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games at home
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver at LA Clippers, Saturday, March 5
Utah home to Sacramento, Saturday, March 5

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