NBA betting on Thursday includes a TNT televised matchup between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets are favored at home in NBA betting odds against the Jazz even though they have lost 7 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams. Let’s take a look at this matchup between the Jazz and Nuggets.
NBA betting scheduling information tells us that the Jazz are in the first half of a back-to-back as they are home against Minnesota on Friday. The Jazz and Nuggets have split their last four games in Denver. The Nuggets won earlier this season at home against the Jazz 117-97, easily covering the 7.5 NBA odds. The Jazz took both of the other two meetings in Utah as basketball betting results indicate.
The Jazz have struggled away from home again this season in terms of the NBA betting pointspread. Traditionally the Jazz are tough at home and struggle on the road versus the NBA odds and that really hasn’t changed much this season. Utah has a much better offense than in the past, ranking in the Top 10 in the league as basketball betting stats indicate. Their defense is just outside the Top 10 in the league as NBA betting numbers show. Deron Williams directs a very balanced offense for the Jazz as Utah gets scoring from Carlos Boozer, Mehmet Okur, Paul Millsap and of course from Williams himself.
Denver has very similar NBA betting numbers to Utah in many respects. The Nuggets are better at home versus the NBA betting line than on the road. Denver has an offense that is nearly identical in NBA betting stats to Utah’s and the Nuggets play just average defense. Actually, Denver’s defense is a little bit weaker than Utah’s and their offense is slightly better as NBA betting statistics indicate. Denver is also balanced in scoring although they do rely upon Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups a great deal.
The last four meetings between the two teams have all gone under the NBA betting total. That is a reversal of NBA betting trends since the previous six games had all gone over. Since Utah and Denver are potent offensively it would make sense that the NBA betting trends shift back to overs in this series.
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