Nuggets vs. Jazz Prediction
The second game of ESPN’s NBA double header on Wednesday features Western Conference rivals the Nuggets and Jazz at 10:00 p.m. ET. With Utah laying two points as a small home favorite and the total sitting at 226, what’s the best play on the board?
569 Denver Nuggets (+2) at 570 Utah Jazz (-2); o/u 226
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Denver Nuggets DFS Notes
Nikola Jokic shot 6-of-12 from the field and 8-of-9 from the foul line in Tuesday's 130-115 loss to the Timberwolves, recording a line of 21 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Jokic, who fell two assists shy of his 13th triple-double of the season, was originally questionable for Tuesday's game due to a sore toe on his right foot. The reigning MVP was able to play 30 minutes, but he didn't get much help from his teammates in Tuesday's blowout defeat. The toe issue is something to keep an eye on ahead of Wednesday's game against the Jazz. The good news is that, if Jokic does play, he won't have to deal with Rudy Gobert (calf). Hassan Whiteside is a far more appealing matchup for The Joker.
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
Donovan Mitchell (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets. Mitchell will miss yet another game due to the concussion, and with Joe Ingles (torn ACL) done for the season, it remains to be seen who will fill the void in the starting lineup. Trent Forrest (ankle), who hasn't been on the fantasy radar for most of this season, is the most likely option to start next to Mike Conley provided he's cleared to play. Look for Jordan Clarkson's usage to remain high in the sixth man role, while starter Bojan Bogdanovic will continue to get more shots as well.
Nuggets vs. Jazz NBA Betting Prediction
The Nuggets are winless against the spread in their last four games against the Jazz and are 4-13 against the number in their last 17 games in Utah. The Nuggets are also 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six games playing the second game of a back-to-back game, are 2-5-1 against the number in their last eight road games and are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. On the other side, the Jazz are 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games playing on two days of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -2