Denver is a 6.5 point basketball betting favorite. NBA betting has this being a very home dominated series of late. The Nuggets won both home meetings last year against the Jazz and lost both on the road. Denver should look at lot like they did last year. They didn’t make many NBA betting changes to a team that won the Northwest Division and tied the team record for most wins with 54.
The Nuggets are led by Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. The Nuggets were the #2 seed in the West a year ago and made it to the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Los Angeles Lakers. Last NBA betting season the Nuggets improved their defense as they were actually fourth in field goal percentage allowed. Since Denver loves to run and score their overall defensive numbers may not have looked as strong. What hurt Denver last year in their NBA betting losses was a lack of rebounding and poor free throw shooting.
Utah should also look very similar to a year ago. They are led by Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer. What this means is that the Jazz will probably struggle on the road in NBA betting but be solid again at home. The basketball betting trends support that theory. The Jazz are 4-10 in their last 14 road games. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Northwest Division. Utah is 0-4 in NBA betting in the last four meetings against Denver.
Denver has been very solid at home in NBA betting and in the Western Conference. They are 8-2 in NBA betting in their last 10 home games and they are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 vs. the Western Conference. The favorite in this series is 22-10-1 in basketball betting in the last 33 meetings.
If you are looking at the basketball betting total you may want to glance at taking it over. Nine of the last ten Utah road games have gone over the NBA betting total. Five of the last seven division games for Utah have gone over the total and four of the last five meetings between the two teams in Denver have gone over the NBA betting number.