Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz - 11/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (7-7) at Denver Nuggets (4-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -3 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets play host to the Utah Jazz tonight at the Pepsi Center.
The Jazz have lost four of their last six and are in danger of losing a fourth straight after falling to the Rockets by 111-102 last night. Rodney Hood led the scoring with five treys en route to a team-high 25 points, Trey Lyles added 21 points while Rudy Gobert had 12 points with 14 rebounds and four blocks while the Jazz shot a healthy 51.3 percent from the field, but it still wasn't enough to take down the Rockets who were led by 31 points from James Harden. Gordon Hayward had a quiet game of just nine points and he is now a combined for 17 points on seven of 28 shooting from the field in his last two outings. With the loss, Utah falls back to .500 with a record of 7-7 overall and 5-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Nuggets have lost five of their last six games and will still be licking their wounds after losing to the Raptors by 113-111 in overtime on Friday night. Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay led the team with 25 points each while Jusuf Nurkic added 14 points but the Nuggets kept shooting themselves in the foot with a total of 19 turnovers, two of which came in overtime. With the loss, Denver drops to 4-8 overall and 1-4 at home. Gary Harris missed his third straight game with a foot injury while Will Barton remains out of action with a left ankle sprain.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games, 15-3 ATS in their last 18 against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest, while the Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last five against a team with a winning record, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Head to head, the Jazz are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Denver and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall while the Under is 5-0 in the last five meetings overall and 8-1 in the last nine meetings in Denver.
The Nuggets will be kicking themselves about their overtime loss on Friday so they'll be eager to bounce back in front of their home fans, but the Jazz are an impressive 5-4 on the road this season so I'll back them against the Nuggets who are only 1-4 at home.