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Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz
Date & Time Wednesday January 23, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: 217
TV Channel
ESPN, AL2, ATRM
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NBA | Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz
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The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.6 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.8 points and 4.9 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last nine road games.

The Utah Jazz also look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 108.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22 points and 3.7 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.9 points and 13.1 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won six of their last seven home games.

The Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Utah and the favorite is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Jazz last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall.

The home team has not only won the last nine meetings between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz, but they've covered all nine meetings as well. While the Nuggets are probably the better team overall and playing really good ball, they have had issues playing that way on the road where they've lost six of their last nine, are allowing nearly 46 percent shooting and are losing by an average of 1.4 points. The Utah Jazz play their best ball at home where they're winning by an average of six points and shoot almost 36 percent from deep. There's a lot of reasons to feel confident with laying the bucket with the Jazz in this spot.

Pick:
Utah Jazz -3

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