Jazz vs. Nuggets Prediction
The Jazz couldn't take advantage of the Clippers resting their starters on Friday night so now Utah has to tighten up and pick up a win tonight when it takes on the Nuggets at 5:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jazz are 6-point road favorites versus the Nuggets while the over/under is sitting at 192.5, up from the opening number of 192.
Utah enters play with a 6-4 record over its last 10 games and is a solid 7-3 against the spread during that stretch. As for Denver, the Nuggets have dropped six of 10 and are just 3-7 at the betting window over that 10-game span.
The Jazz continue to play outstanding defensively and while they're not shooting well, the Nuggets offer a golden opportunity for Utah to find its scoring touch. That's because Denver has allowed its last three opponents to average 112 points per game and even though the Nuggets held San Antonio to just 98 points on Friday night, the Spurs were resting most of their starters.
Utah is 10-1 against the spread in its last 11 games versus a team with a losing record and is also 4-1 ATS in its last five road games. The Jazz have covered 11 of 15 overall and are also 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games versus Western Conference opponents. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 meetings with the Jazz and are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games versus Utah as well.
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