Nuggets vs. Jazz - 4/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (39-40) at Denver Nuggets (33-47)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, ALT
The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets square off late Sunday afternoon at the Pepsi Center.
The Utah Jazz need a victory in order to inch closer towards clinching a playoff spot. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.7 points and 4.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won four of their last five road games.
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The Denver Nuggets could use a nice win after losing five of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 14.6 points and 2.8 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 5.1 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won six of their last nine home games.
The Jazz are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Jazz just lost at home to a Clippers team that rested their entire starting lineup. I'm not laying chalk with a young Nuggets team that continues to play hard, especially at home. Give me the Nuggets.