Jazz vs. Nuggets Sunday Prediction
The Denver Nuggets are 1-point home favorites versus the Utah Jazz on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET while the over/under sits at 219.5 points. What’s the best play in this Western Conference tilt?
543 Utah Jazz (+1) at 544 Denver Nuggets (-1); o/u 219.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Sunrday, January 17, 2021
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Rudy Gobert blocked four shots vs. the Hawks on Friday, adding 15 points, 13 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes. He was 6-of-7 from the field but struggled from the line (3-of-6 FTs), a common theme for him this season -- he's shooting a career-low 48%. He's a career 63% shooter from the line, so while some positive regression should be coming, his fantasy managers should just embrace a punt-FT% build. With that category factored out, Gobert shoots up from 62nd in 9-cat to 22nd.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Michael Malone said he hopes to have Michael Porter Jr. (COVID-protocols) back by next Friday when the Nuggets begin a five-game road trip, per Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports. MPJ has been out for over a week now after testing positive for COVID-19, so it's a great sign for fantasy managers that he is nearing a return. He was averaging nearly 20 points, seven rebounds, one steal and 1.5 blocks prior to his quarantine period, and the Nuggets could surely use him back in their lineup.
Jazz vs. Nuggets Betting Prediction
The Jazz are hot, covering in their last four games overall and posting a 10-2-1 record at the betting window in their last 13 games as a road underdog. They’re also 12-3-1 against the number in their last 16 games as an underdog, have covered in four of their last five games coming off a win and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS win.
On the other side, the Nuggets are just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, are 1-6-1 against the number in their last eight games coming off a win and are 4-9-1 at the betting window in their last 14 games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ +1