With the showdown between Utah and Denver set to kick off at 6 p.m. MST the Nuggets are looking to end the Jazz current four-game game winning streak, while still trying to find some measure of consistency.
Such a task will not be easy against a determined Utah squad with a top performing Donavan Mitchell. Mitchell is averaging 23.6 points and almost five assists a game on 42.4% FG, a line that will be hard to beat. However, this is nothing new as the Nuggets have never had an easy time beating the Jazz. In fact, Jazz – Nuggets games are notoriously hard to call, as if I need to remind you of last years spectacular playoff run.
This time, however, could be different. While the Jazz are more or less the same team, the Nuggets have exchanged almost half of their team. This means, as said before, Denver is struggling to find consistency against a Jazz team that seems to be hitting their stride.
With that being said, Joe Ingles, the previous record holder for most consecutive games played, is currently listed as out with Achilles soreness. On the other hand, Denver’s Michael Porter Jr. is also still out and recently reported to have actually contracted the COVID-19 virus. With these absences the playing field may offset the Nuggets need for continuity; returning the game to the normal toss up we have seen in past Jazz – Nuggets rivalry games.
For these reasons, the spread and Moneyline, both reflect nearly a 50-50 split on which team will end up winning this game. On that note, the spread is currently set at +1 for the Jazz, and -1 for the Nuggets, with a similar Moneyline set at -105 in favor of Utah and -115 for Denver. Expect this to change as the Jazz could even become the slight favorite as we get closer to tip-off. The game opened at Denver -3 but has seen a fair amount of movement.
The Over/Under is set at 220.0
While you are betting, consider these trends thanks to covers.com:
- Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Nuggets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games.
- Nuggets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nuggets are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Denver has got the better of Utah in the latest head-to-head matchups, covering the spread the last three consecutive games. As a matter of fact, the Jazz have covered just two times in the last 12 meetings in Denver.
Additionally, the Under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in the Mile High City.
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