Nuggets vs. Jazz Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Jazz are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 206 points.
Denver enters with an 11-8 overall record and 8-11 ATS after a 104-92 home win over the Grizzlies. Utah is 9-11 overall and 10-10 ATS following a 121-108 home victory over Milwaukee. The Jazz won the first meeting this season by a count of 106-96 on their home floor. Utah is 3-1 straight up and 3-1 ATS in four meetings since the start of last season. The under is 3-1.
The Nuggets were paced by Nikola Jokic as he had 28 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the win over Memphis. Jamal Murray had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. Gary Harris added 15 points, four boards, three assists and four steals. Denver led 61-45 at halftime.
Utah made 18-of-32 3-pointers in the triumph over the Bucks. Donovan Mitchell led the way with 24 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Rodney Hood tallied 21 points and two steals off the bench. Derrick Favors added 16 points and six boards. The Jazz led 64-57 at halftime and outscored Milwaukee in every quarter.
Denver is 1-7 ATS in its last eight meetings in Utah. The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Utah.
The Jazz haven't been the same team defensively since Rudy Gobert (knee) went down with an injury, but their offensive efficiency has been solid. Denver can also fill it up and have enough playmakers ot overcome the loss of Paul Millsap (wrist) on offense. but his presence will be very much missed on the defensive end. This total seems a little low and we like the over here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NUGGETS/JAZZ OVER 206