Nuggets vs. Jazz Prediction
Will the Utah Jazz be able to pick up a nice win at home when they face the Denver Nuggets in a key Western Conference game tonight at 9PM ET?
517 Denver Nuggets vs. 518 Utah Jazz
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
9PM ET – Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jazz are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Nuggets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 213.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on the Jazz at home. 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 fighting for 2 seed
Denver is coming off a 115-108 loss at Portland on Sunday. Despite the loss, the Nuggets covered the spread for the third straight contest. Denver is 53-27 on the season, 20-20 on the road, 42-38 against the spread and 46-33-1 with the under. The Nuggets are currently second in the West, but just a ½ game above Houston.
The Nuggets are a solid defensive team, giving up 106.7 points per game while holding opponents to just 33.8 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Denver is averaging 110.8 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. Nikola Jokic is putting up 20.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game to lead the team this season while Jamal Murray is adding 18.2 points and 4.9 assists per contest.
Jazz end long win streak
Utah had a 7-game win streak cone to an end on Sunday when the Jazz suffered a 113-109 loss on the road to the Lakers. They are just 2-4 against the spread in their last six games. Utah is 49-31 overall, 28-12 at home, 42-36-2 against the spread and 42-37-1 with the under. Utah is fifth in the West right now, two games behind Portland and two games ahead of Oklahoma City.
The Jazz are also led by their defense, as they give up just 106 points per game while holding opponents to 45.1 percent shooting. Offensively, Utah is putting up 111.3 points per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Ricky Rubio and Kyle Korver are both out for tonight’s game due to injuries. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 23.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is adding 15.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 19-6-1 against the spread in their last 26 division games, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on 1 day of rest.
The Jazz are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a loss and 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games.
Utah has won and covered in the last two meetings with the Nuggets this season. Despite the loss to the Lakers, Utah has been playing some of its best basketball of the season as of late. I think that trend will continue at home against a Denver team that has been hard to trust on the road. Both teams still have something to play for, but I will ride the home team in this scenario.
NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -2.5