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Jazz at Nuggets NBA Betting Matchup

The Denver Nuggets play host to the Utah Jazz on Sunday night in one of a limited number of NBA betting matchups on the schedule.

The Nuggets picked up an ATS win in each of their last three games against the Jazz, and in five of the past seven meetings. Totals bettors saw the OVER/UNDER go 6-3-1 in their past 10 matchups.

View Utah vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 203 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 5 and the Jazz sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-97 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 25-rated squad against Utah's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 12 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 3.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 101 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

Utah won its last outing, a 107-94 result against the Nets on January 14. The Jazz covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Utah earned a 107-94 victory over New Jersey on Saturday, getting 20 points from Al Jefferson at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Denver was a 117-104 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (221) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 24 points leading the Nuggets to a 117-104 victory over Miami at Pepsi Center on Friday.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Jazz at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah's last 13 games when playing Denver
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games when playing at home against Utah
Denver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Utah
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Utah home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, January 17
Denver at Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 17