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Denver NuggetsUtah Jazz
March 23, 10:30 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Odds

26-21TEAM RECORD25-22

The visiting Nuggets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 25-22 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jazz are 24-22-1 ATS. Denver is 24-23 against the total, while Utah is 23-23-1 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Jazz in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 208.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 15-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 17-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-100 win for the Nuggets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 8-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 29 at 101.8 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 103.2 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 116-115 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 231 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Denver got 25 points from Ty Lawson en route to a 116-115 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

The Jazz were a 103-102 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah got 26 points from Al Jefferson en route to a 103-102 victory over Sacramento on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Nuggets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 16 games on the road
Denver is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Denver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Denver is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games

Next up:
Denver at Minnesota, Sunday, March 25
Utah at Atlanta, Sunday, March 25