Jazz vs. Nuggets Prediction

Jazz vs. Nuggets NBA Predictions Against the Spread 1/5/18

Is the under a great play for bettors in Friday night's Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets matchup at 9:00 p.m. ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Denver. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are 6.5-point home favorites to beat the Jazz, who opened as 7.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207.5 points after hitting the board at 209.

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Who Public Bettors Like: Denver. As of this writing, 71% of betting tickets are on the Nuggets to cover the spread but 52% of the money is currently on the Jazz for tonight's game.

Injury Report: Rudy Gobert (knee) remains out, as do Raul Neto (concussion) and Dante Exum (shoulder) for the Jazz. On the other side, Paul Millsap will miss yet another game due to a wrist injury but Will Barton (illness) is probable for the Nuggets.

Who We Like: The under. In the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Denver, the under is a near-perfect 11-1. In the last 28 meetings overall, the under is 20-7-1 when the Jazz and Nuggets meet.

The under is also 6-1 in the Jazz's last seven games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest, and is 5-1 in their last six conference tilts. On the other side, the under has cashed in 10 of the Nuggets' last 12 home games versus a team with a losing record, is 13-3 in their last 16 games versus an opponent with a losing record, and is 7-1 in their last eight home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

 

FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: JAZZ/NUGGETS UNDER 209

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