Jazz vs. Nuggets Pick
Can the Denver Nuggets pick up another comfortable win at home and beat the Utah Jazz when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Denver is favored at home in this game, as the Nuggets are getting odds of -6 points against the Jazz. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 204 points. The home team has won and covered the spread in six straight meetings between these two teams. Tonight’s game takes place from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Denver has won two straight games coming into tonight. The Nuggets are now 18-15 on the season and 15-17-1 against the spread. They are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games. The Nuggets are scoring 106.8 points per game on offense while allowing 105.8 per game. At home, their offense jumps up to 112 points per game. Gary Harris is leading the team with 16.2 points per game while Nikola Jokic is averaging 16.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest.
Utah has lost four of its last five games coming into tonight and they have failed to cover in three of their last four. The Jazz are now 15-19 overall and 18-16 against the spread. Utah is putting up 101.7 points per game on offense while allowing 100.7 per game. Rookie Donovan Mitchell has been leading the team with 18 points per game while Rodney Hood averages 17.7 points per contest.
The Nuggets are a different team at home. Their offense takes off at the Pepsi Center as they are 11-3 overall and 8-6 against the spread. Utah is still without one of its best players in Rudy Gobert, and I don’t think Mitchell can lead this team past the Nuggets offense tonight. The public betting is slightly with the Jazz, but I think the Nuggets roll to a big win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS -6