Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (6-8) at Utah Jazz (7-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz square off Wednesday night in a NBA contest at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Wilson Chandler is averaging 17.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.9 points and 2.2 assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Utah Jazz are getting desperate for a victory that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 95.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 20.4 points and 4.9 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost three straight home games.
The Nuggets are 38-18-2 ATS in their last 58 Wednesday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Jazz are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Jazz are too banged up to be laying these type of numbers. Even though the Denver Nuggets played last night, they continue to compete and lose extremely close games. This may be another contest where having the points will come in handy.