Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Prediction 4/9/2024

The Denver Nuggets (54-24) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (29-49) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. The Nuggets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nuggets’ most recent matchup against the Hawks saw Kentavious Caldwell-Pope lead the Nuggets with 24 points while shooting 9/12 from the field. As the Nuggets secured the victory with a final score of 142-110, Michael Porter Jr. also chipped in with 20 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets are 54-24 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Nuggets are 22-16 compared to 32-8 at home.

So far, Denver is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 35-41. The Nuggets have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 30-36 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Warriors with a final score of 118-110. Despite being behind at halftime 68-54, the Jazz picked up the win.

With a 29-49 overall record, the Jazz are hoping to end their 12 game losing streak as they get ready for the Nuggets. In Western Conference games, the Jazz are 14-34 and are 15-15 in non-conference games.

Utah has an ATS record of .500 for the season, and they stand at 39-39 ATS. Utah has gone 12-7 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 27-32 when playing as underdogs.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

In 78 games games, Denver has an average of 114.7 points per game (14th).

Denver’s offense has been one of the most efficient in the NBA this season. They are fourth in field goal percentage at 49% and 11th in true shooting percentage. The Nuggets have also been strong inside the arc, ranking 2nd in two-pointers made per game.

Despite their overall efficiency, Denver’s three-point shooting has been below average. They are 25th in three-pointers made per game and 30th in three-point attempts. However, the Nuggets have been effective when they do shoot from deep, ranking 9th in three-point shooting percentage.

When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are 14th in the league at 114.7 points per game. However, their scoring has been higher at home compared to on the road. In away games, Denver is averaging 110.6 points compared to 118.6 at home.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Jazz are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 115.9 points per game (12th).

At home, the Jazz are averaging 120.1 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 115.9 points per game. In terms of pace, the Jazz are 9th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game.

Utah’s offense has been effective at getting to the free-throw line, as they are 10th in free throw attempts per game. They are also 3rd in free throws made per game at 18.9. In terms of field goal percentage, the Jazz are 19th in the league at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 13th in made threes per game but just 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 18th in the league at 54%.

Nuggets Team Defense

In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the NBA by allowing 109.7 points per game. For the season, Denver is ranked 22nd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.4 free-throws per game vs. the Nuggets and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.3%.

Jazz Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 120.8 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.1% and 39.6% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Nuggets And Jazz

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Nikola Jokic as the primary point contributor for the Nuggets, finishing with 27 points while maintaining a 10/18 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.4 points per game, along with 12.4 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Collin Sexton as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.7%, and his scoring average is 18.7 points per game.

Nuggets vs Jazz Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
  • Across the Jazz last ten home games, the team averaged 108 points per game while allowing 126. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 0-10 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.

Nuggets vs Jazz Prediction

Not only do we have the Nuggets winning this one by a score of 123-54, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Nuggets at -15.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225, and our model predicts the Nuggets and Jazz to score a combined 177 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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