Jazz at Nuggets - 11/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (1-1) at Denver Nuggets (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, ALT
The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets square off Thursday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Utah Jazz look for a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 94.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 86.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 21.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Rodney Hood is averaging 15.3 points and 2.7 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.3 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 3.3 assists. The Utah Jazz are coming off a Wednesday loss to the Trail Blazers in which they allowed 53.2 percent shooting. The Jazz have proven to be one of the top defensive teams in the league, but have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing 100 or more points. The Utah Jazz have split their last 10 road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look for their first home victory to get them a game above a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kenneth Faried is averaging 15.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 6.5 assists and J.J. Hickson is grabbing four rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are allowing just 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are averaging 12.8 offensive rebounds per game. The Nuggets are playing with good energy on the glass and defensive side, Denver just needs more consistency offensively. Joffrey Lauvergne and Nikola Jokic are questionable.
The Jazz are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Nuggets are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Jazz just played last night and didn't look good at all. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are getting some solid play lately from some of their young guns and have had a day off to regroup. I like Denver to get the job done here.