In his fifth season as Nuggets coach Mark Malone continues to impress. Following the Nuggets 2018-19, the Northwest Division title has expectations increased. Malone combines a strong defensive structure with marquee man Nikola Jokic for the Nuggets success. Last week Denver sparked NBA Bets attention with a 127-115 win at Milwaukee. Right behind the Nuggets in the Northwest are the Jazz. Utah lost at Denver last week 100-106 which opens up the revenge angle for gamblers. Jazz head coach Quin Snyder has built one of the NBA’s top defenses. Now Snyder employs a previously missing competent offense.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT|
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Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Overview
Late on the Nuggets have covered five of their last seven games. Five of their last seven have cleared the total. Denver has an online betting record of 34-15 straight up, 22-23-4 vs. the line and 21-28 under the total. NBA metrics have the Nuggets 20th for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed.
Counter to that is a Jazz team that has paid in only three of their last nine. Utah is 32-17 straight up, 25-23-1 vs. the line and 26-23 over the total. Specifically, the Jazz rank 16th for scoring offense and eighth for points allowed. Three of their last four have gone over the total.
Key Nuggets: C Nikola Jokic (19.9 PTS, 10.0 REB, 6.6 AST, 50.7 FGPCT, 32.6 3PPCT, 80.1 FTPCT), SF Will Barton (15.0 PTS, 6.5 REB, 3.8 AST, 44.4 FGPCT, 37.2 3PPCT, 75.9 FTPCT), PF Jerami Grant (11.1 PTS, 3.6 REB, 1.1 AST, 46.3 FG, 39.6 3PPCT, 71.4 FGPCT), PG Jamal Murray (out indefinitely, ankle), PF Paul Millsap (out indefinitely, knee)
Key Jazz: SG Donovan Mitchell (24.6 PTS, 4.2 REB, 4.3 AST, 45.9 FGPCT, 36.4 3PPCT, 90.2 FTPCT), SF Bojan Bogdanovic (21.2 PTS, 4.1 REB, 2.0 AST, 45.4 FGPCT, 43.0 3PPCT, 90.2 FTPCT), C Rudy Gobert (15.6 PTS, 14.5 REB, 1.67 AST, 68.7 FGPCT, 0.0 3PPCT, 61.4 FTPCT)
Denver and Utah Against the Spread
The Nuggets Are:
- 5-3 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 2-5 under the total on the road
- 8-4 with the line in their last 12 games as a dog
- 2-7 under the total when getting points
- 1-9-1 on the board in their last 11 games at Utah
- 3-7 under the total in away games with the Jazz
The Jazz Are:
- 7-1-1 on the board in their last nine games at Vivint Smart Arena
- 6-4 over the total at home
- 7-4-1 against the spread in their last 12 matchups as a chalk
- 7-3 over the total when laying points
- 5-4 vs. the line head to head with the Nuggets
- 2-8 under the total in their last 10 games against Denver
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Bets Picks
As was previously noted the Jazz are strong NBA Bets wagering values at home. Utah will be motivated to atone for their loss in the Mile-High City one week ago. Further, this will be the dreaded third game in four nights for the Nuggets.
Nuggets vs. Jazz NBA Bet Pick: Utah Jazz
Nuggets vs. Jazz NBA Bets Score Prediction: Jazz 106, Nuggets 93