Jazz at Nuggets - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (31-40) at Denver Nuggets (27-45)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 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 late Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 95 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 16.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Trey Burke is averaging 12.8 points and 4.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing nine rebounds and Trevor Booker is shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The Utah Jazz are still playing some of their best ball of the season and are showing great bright spots heading into next season. However, the Jazz are shooting just 42.7 percent in their last five games and have lost three straight. Gordon Hayward and Rodney Hood are questionable with injuries.
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The Denver Nuggets also look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.2 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.7 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.8 points and six rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is shooting 38.2 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets are shooting just 42.2 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Nuggets have also lost 10 of their last 14 games SU on their home court. Denver can’t wait for this season to end. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a calf injury.
The Jazz are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I love how the Utah Jazz are playing lately. The Nuggets? Not so much. Even with Hayward questionable, I look for the Jazz to stay hot and get the W here.