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Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3-9-24 Picks

Utah Jazz (28-35) vs. Denver Nuggets (43-20)
March 9, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Denver Nuggets -12.5; Over/Under: +232.5
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The Denver Nuggets play host to the Utah Jazz at the Ball Arena on Saturday night. Here’s a Nuggets vs Jazz Prediction.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have been in terrible form as they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling painfully short to the Bulls in a 119-117 loss on Wednesday. John Collins led the team with 25 points and 13 rebounds on 11 of 20 shooting, Collin Sexton added 24 points with seven assists while Jordan Clarkson chipped in with 15 points and five assists off the bench. As a team, the Jazz shot 45 percent from the field and 15 of 47 from the 3-point line as they sprung to life with a flurry of points in the fourth quarter to erase a 12-point deficit, only to fall just short with the Bulls escaping on free throws with just 9.1 seconds left on the clock.

Denver Nuggets

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been on fire as they’ve won seven of their last eight games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after sneaking past the surging Celtics in a 115-109 statement win on Thursday. Nikola Jokic led the team with a triple-double of 32 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists, Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon scored 19 points each while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 50 percent from the field and a miserly four of 21 from the 3-point line, but they kept the Celtics in check from the start and slowly built their way to a 12-point lead which was just enough to hold off a late rally from the Celtics.

Denver Nuggets Team Facts

  • The Nuggets have won each of their last 10 home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Nuggets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six home games against Northwest Division opponents.
  • Thirteen of the last 14 night games between the Jazz and Nuggets at Ball Arena have gone UNDER the total points line.

Utah Jazz Team Facts

  • The Jazz have lost each of their last 18 road games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Jazz have covered the spread in each of their last five road games when playing with a rest advantage.
  • Thirteen of the Jazz’s last 14 night games at Ball Arena have gone UNDER the total points line.

Nuggets vs Jazz Prediction

The Jazz are going to be shorthanded for this one with Otto Porter Jr and Lauri Markkanen both out, while the Nuggets are coming into this one with a full squad. This is a class case of two teams headed in opposite directions as the Jazz are mired in their worst slump of the season while the Nuggets have barely missed a step in their last eight games. The line is expectedly hefty for this one, but I think the Nuggets make this one look easy at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Denver -12.5

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