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Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Odds
The Jazz will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nuggets tip off at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday in NBA play.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 7-7 so far on the season, and 6-7-1 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 9-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 7-6-1 and the Nuggets go 6-8 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Jazz and the No. 4-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-99 win for the Nuggets on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.8 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver was a 102-84 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Denver got 23 points from Andre Iguodala en route to a 102-84 victory over New Orleans on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
In their last action, Utah was a 108-97 loser on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jazz got 17 points from Randy Foye, but it was Sacramento that prevailed in a 108-97 final on Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Nuggets at Jazz trends to consider:
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games at home
Utah is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Denver at Golden State, Thursday, November 29
Utah at New Orleans, Wednesday, November 28