Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz

Jazz to Continue Winning Tune for NBA Games Betting Odds vs. Denver?

January 23rd, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Following a slow start over the first two months Utah has since caught fire to emerge as a top playoff contender.  Likewise, the Jazz are using one of the best defenses in the NBA to stay in the Western Conference post season race.  Most important of all Utah has improved as a wagering value.  Quin Snyder continues to impress as a head coach.  Equally important is the quiet success of Denver with the NBA games betting odds.   The Nuggets also use strong defense to lead the Northwest Division standings.  Michael Malone remains a vastly underrated NBA coach.

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz

Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 10:30 p.m. ET

Location:  Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: Click Here!

Nuggets+3½ (-110)216 (-110)
Jazz-3½ (-110)216 (-110)
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Nuggets vs. Jazz TV Coverage: ESPN

Denver Nuggets

Denver remains in the black for NBA games betting with a record of 31-14 straight up and 25-10 vs. the odds.  Second, the Nuggets are 21-23-1 under the total.  As a consequence, the Nuggets lead the Northwest Division standings.  NBA metrics show Denver ranked 18th for scoring offense and sixth for points allowed.  Among the reasons for Denver’s success is center Nikola Jokic.  Indeed, Jokic leads with 19.6 points, 7.7 assists and 10 rebounds per game.  Additionally, guard Jamal Murray is averaging 18.8 points per game.  Denver has covered six of their last ten games.

Utah Jazz

Utah has an online sportsbook record of 26-21 straight up, 23-22-2 vs. the line, and 22-24-1 under the total.  Late on the Jazz have lost just three of their last nine against the spread.  Five of their last seven games have gone under the total.  As a result of this recent run the Jazz are now in playoff position.  Utah ranks 22nd in the NBA for scoring offense and third for points allowed.  Guard Donovan Mitchell leads with 21.7 points per game.  And center Rudy Gobert has powered to 13.1 rebounds and 15 points per game.

Stats to Consider

To bring to light Denver has not been a good wagering value on the road.  The Nuggets have covered the spread in just two of their last nine away matchups.  Three of their last five road games went over the total.  In the same way Utah has been in the red at home recently.  The Jazz have covered just four of their last nine games at Vivint Smart Home Arena.  And 10 of their last 12 on home court have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

Utah has owned Denver in meetings at Vivint Smart Home Arena.  To illuminate the Nuggets have paid in just one of their last nine games at Utah.  Seven of the last eight in this series at Utah went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

This looks like one of the most even matchups that can be found with NBA games betting odds.  As mentioned earlier the Jazz own the Nuggets at home.  It follows that with both teams having similar styles Vivant Smart Arena bodes as a big advantage.  Utah is in great form right now and playing their best ball of the season.

Nuggets vs. Jazz NBA games Betting Odds Picks

Utah rates the home court call!

Nuggets vs. Jazz NBA Betting Online Pick:  Utah Jazz

Nuggets vs. Jazz NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Jazz 98, Nuggets 89

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