Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds & Predictions
The week is nearly through and what better way to celebrate than by watching Denver and Utah face off.
This has the feel of a great regular season matchup as the Jazz welcome the Nuggets to Utah. It's the final time we'll see these teams meet in the regular season, with the series level, with one win each. Both teams won on the road which bodes well for Denver who have recent experience of winning here.
The Nuggets went nuclear early this week when they dismantled the Knicks in a 26-point victory, as I wrote when I previewed that game, this Nuggets team haven't missed a beat since the injury to Jamal Murray.
The Jazz meanwhile are on a heater having won three games on the bounce. Both sides will be making the playoffs but both still need to win, with the Jazz only one win ahead of the Suns at the top of the West, and the Nuggets level with the Clippers for the third spot.
What more can be said about Nikola Jokic? He's the clear MVP this season and the fact that his form hasn't dipped since the Murray ACL injury is testement to his ability and his influence on this team. He's scored 30+ points in 4 of the past 5 games and will need to be at his best here against a very good Jazz defense.
The Jazz are favorites but also missing a key piece of their own with Donovan Mitchell still out. That's going to mean that Bojan Bogdanovic is going to need to be on form today and efficent if the Jazz are to win. He's performed well recently but I think Denver could be a difficult matchup for him. This game hangs on Jokic vs. Gobert and I'm willing to wager that the Joker wins that battle, which will open up space for the rest of the Nuggets and help them cover here.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Picks
1u - Nuggets +3 @ -110
|Team||Moneyline||ML Public Betting %||Spread||Spread Public Betting %||Total Points||Total Points Public Betting %|
|Denver Nuggets||+128||53%||+3 -110||60%||O 219.5 -110||49%|
|Utah Jazz||-139||47%||-3 -104||40%||U 219.5 -105||51%|
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Spread: Jazz -3
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Total: 219.5
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Moneyline: Nuggets +128, Jazz -139
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Key Stats
Seven of the Nuggets last 8 road games have gone under the total.
Utah has won 29 of their last 31 home games.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Team News
PJ Dozier is sidelined for the Nuggets and Juwan Morgan for the Jazz.
Here our the leans for Friday's slate.
|Pelicans @ 76ers (-8.5)||7:00 PM|
|Celtics @ Bulls (+2.5)||7:30 PM|
|Magic @ Hornets (-9)||8:00 PM|
|Timberwolves @ Heat (-5.5)||8:00 PM|
|Rockets (+16.5) @ Bucks||8:00 PM|
|Cavaliers @ Mavericks (-10.5)||8:30 PM|
|Nuggets (+3) @ Jazz||9:00 PM|
|Knicks @ Suns (-6)||10:00 PM|
|Lakers @ Blazers (-6.5)||10:00 PM|
|Spurs @ Kings (+3.5)||10:00 PM|