Nuggets vs. Jazz Prediction
It’s a big game in the Western Conference tonight when the Utah Jazz play host to the Denver Nuggets at 9PM ET. Can the Jazz cover a big spread at home?
585 Denver Nuggets vs. 586 Utah Jazz
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
9PM ET – Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Jazz are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -9 points against the Nuggets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 215 points. The public betting currently is split down the middle, 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nuggets remain strong
Denver has won and covered the spread in three of its last four games following a 127-99 win over Portland at home last night. The Nuggets are 35-16 on the season, 15-10 on the road, 23-24-4 against the spread and 28-23 with the under.
The Nuggets are giving up only 106.4 points per game, while opponents shoot just 45.6 percent against them. Offensively, Denver is putting up 110.1 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent as a team. The Nuggets are led by Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 20.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. Jamal Murray is adding 17.7 points and 4.6 assists per contest.
Jazz continue slide
Utah is riding a four-game losing streak right now, including three straight on the road. The Jazz are coming off a 124-107 loss at Portland on Saturday. Utah is 32-17 on the season, 18-4 at home, 25-23-1 against the spread and 26-23 with the over.
The Jazz are giving up just 107 points per game on defense this season while opponents shoot 44.9 percent against them. Offensively, Utah is putting up 111.1 points per game while shooting a league-best 38.7 percent from the arc. The Jazz are led by Donovan Mitchell, who is putting up 24.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is adding 15.6 points and 14.5 rebounds per outing.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 games following a win and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on no rest.
The Jazz are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite, but 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine home games.
Denver just grabbed a six-point win at home over Utah a week ago. The Nuggets are playing well and the Jazz are a mess as of the last week. Utah hasn’t been able to play very well defensively over the last week, even allowing 126 at home to Houston. The Nuggets are coming off a game last night at home and could have some tired legs, but I think the Jazz are giving up too many points in this one. Utah doesn’t have a lot of double-digit wins and I think the Denver defense will keep the Jazz from really pulling away.
NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets +9