Nuggets visit Jazz in hoops battle
Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Odds
Utah will look to improve on its 39-36 record on Wednesday when they host Denver in NBA odds action at EnergySolutions Arena.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 39-36 so far on the season, and 39-35-1 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 50-24 and 45-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 37-37-1 and the Nuggets go 40-34 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 16-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 106-101 win for the Nuggets on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 13-ranked offense (98.6 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 22 at 101 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.4 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
The Nuggets were a 109-87 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Nuggets and Nets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Brooklyn was handed a 109-87 defeat on Friday at Pepsi Center.
In their last action, Utah was a 112-102 winner at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Al Jefferson scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Utah over Portland, 112-102, on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Nuggets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
Denver home to Dallas, Thursday, April 4
Utah home to New Orleans, Friday, April 5