Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz - 1/30/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Pepsi Center)
DEN -1.5, O/U 215.5
The Utah Jazz travel to Denver, CO on Thursday for a game against the Jazz, but first must face the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. In their last game, the Jazz were defeated by the Houston Rockets by the score of 126-117. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in points on the night as he recorded 36 points while shooting 14 of 25 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Joe Ingles led Utah in assists as he recorded 6 on the night in the 33 minutes that he played against the Rockets. Rudy Gobert led the Jazz in rebounds on the night as he recorded 14, including 1 offensively.
The Utah Jazz are currently 32-14 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Northwest Division. Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 24.9. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz in rebounds per game as he has averaged 14.5 per game. Joe Ingles is the assists leader for the Jazz as he is averaging 5 per game. The Jazz enter Thursday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.
The Denver Nuggets welcome the Utah Jazz to town on Thursday after losing their last game against the Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 104-96. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets in scoring in the game as he recorded 25 points while shooting 8 of 16 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Jokic also led Denver in rebounds on the night, pulling in a total of 13, including 3 coming offensively. Monte Morris was the Nuggets leader in assists in the game with 6 while playing a total of 34 minutes against the Grizzlies.
The loss against the Grizzlies moved the Nuggets record to 32-15 on the season and the team is currently in 2nd place in the Northwest Division. Nikola Jokic leads Denver in points per game with 19.8 on the season. Jokic is also the leading rebounder for the Nuggets as he is averaging 10.1 per game. Jokic is also Denver’s leader in assists per game and is averaging 6.5 per game on the year. Denver comes into Thursday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Bol Bol, Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray are all listed as out.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Utah Jazz have scored 111.2 points per game this season while allowing 106.2 points per game. The Denver Nuggets have scored an average of 109.2 points per game on the year while allowing 106 points per game. Coming into Wednesday’s game against the Spurs, the Jazz have won 4 of their last 5 games, while the Nuggets have won 3 of their last 5. The Jazz have won their last 3 games against the Nuggets and have won by the average score of 114.33-106.67. Both teams are equal in terms of points allowed per game, but the Jazz have been more productive offensively, so I will be going with the Jazz in this one. Utah wins 115-108.