Jazz vs. Nuggets - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (28-46) at Utah Jazz (33-41)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -4 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, ROOT
The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.6 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is shooting 38 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 47.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Nuggets have lost seven of their last 10 games on the road. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Utah Jazz look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 94.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 assists while Trey Burke is averaging 13 points and 4.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Trevor Booker is dishing one assist. The Utah Jazz are shooting 42.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost four of their last six when scoring less than 100 points. The Jazz have won six of their last nine games on their home court and continue to show promise heading into next season. Derrick Favors is questionable with a back injury.
The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Jazz continue to play with a purpose and have been far more consistent over the last month or so.. I like Utah to win and cover the reasonable chalk.