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Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Odds
The Nuggets will be trying to slam the Jazz on Saturday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.
Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 17-17 and 16-17-1 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 18-16 and 20-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 17-17, while the Jazz are 16-17-1.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Nuggets installed as 10-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 203.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 5 and the Jazz at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-99 result in favor of the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 1-rated squad against Utah's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 22 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 101 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Utah was an 87-80 winner on the road against the Suns. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Utah earned an 87-80 victory over Phoenix on Friday, getting 21 points from Al Jefferson at US Airways Center.
The Nuggets were a 101-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets endured a 101-97 loss at the hands of the Timberwolves on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Kosta Koufos at Pepsi Center.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Jazz at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 10 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 12 games
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
Utah is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver's last 11 games at home
Utah home to Dallas, Monday, January 7
Denver at LA Lakers, Sunday, January 6