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Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz - 11/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Utah Jazz (4-4) at Denver Nuggets (7-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 3, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5
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NBA | Utah Jazz (4-4) at Denver Nuggets (7-1)
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The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Utah Jazz look for a big road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 114.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.3 points and 4.4 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 18.3 points and 13.4 rebounds. Joe Ingles is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won four of their first five road games.

The Denver Nuggets look to remain undefeated at home to build on their impressive 7-1 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 112.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.4 points and 10 rebounds while Gary Harris is averaging 18.8 points and 3.5 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Murray is dishing 3.3 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won 11 straight home games.

The Jazz are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver, 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings and the favorite is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Jazz last 8 overall and the under is 3-0-1 in Nuggets last 4 overall.

The Utah Jazz are still dealing with a banged up Donovan Mitchell and are on the end of a back to back. The Denver Nuggets have been one of the more impressive teams out of the gate and have won 11 straight at home. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Nuggers on their home court. I can't back the Jazz until they get their best player back on the floor.

Denver Nuggets -4.5

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