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Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz - 2/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -6 -- Over/Under: 224
TV Channel
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The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Utah Jazz look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.8 points and four assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.4 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost their last three road games.

The Denver Nuggets look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 112.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.7 points and 10.7 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.1 points and five assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won their last nine home games.

The Jazz are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and the favorite is 49-24-3 ATS in the last 76 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The over is 7-2 in Jazz last 9 overall.

The Utah Jazz are starting to put things together and entered Wednesday's game outscoring teams in their last five contests by 11.4 points while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field. However, I've said for a while now that the Denver Nuggets at home is the best bet in basketball, as they're not only winning by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field, but they're 22-9 ATS at home this season. The Nuggets have covered 71.8 percent of their last 32 home games. If it's not broken don't fix it. I'll take the Nuggets and the reasonable chalk. 

Denver Nuggets -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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