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Jazz host Nuggets in basketball action

Denver NuggetsUtah Jazz
19-17January 13, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena12-26

The Jazz will hit the floor running against the visiting Denver Nuggets on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz currently sport a record of 12-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-20-1 ATS. The Nuggets are 19-17 and 16-19-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jazz post a 18-20 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nuggets have gone 16-20 against the number.

View Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

The Jazz - Nuggets odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Utah is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-85 win for the Nuggets.

In their last action, Denver was a 120-94 winner at home against the Magic. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Nuggets on Saturday as Denver blasted the Magic 120-94 at Pepsi Center.

Utah was a 113-102 loser in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 215 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Richard Jefferson scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 113-102 to Cleveland at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 27-ranked offense (93.71 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 20 at 101.19 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 43.63% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (44.83% on average).

Next up:
Denver at Golden State, Wednesday, January 15th
Utah at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 15th