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(5-8) Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz (7-8)
Date: Wednesday November 23
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz both squared off against each other in their last outing at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Both teams continued battling back and forth for much of the night, but Denver ultimately got the upper hand taking the win 105-91.
But now Utah looks to get their redemption, as they hope to come away victors in their next matchup in Salt Lake City.
The Denver Nuggets were able to come away victorious in their last outing at the Pepsi Center.
But now they have an even tougher task ahead of them, as they look to make it two wins in a row over their Division rivals the Utah Jazz.
A huge part of Sunday’s successes came off of their defensive efforts. Denver held Utah to only 91 points in the game, while allowing them to shoot a putrid 38.8% from the field, and 26.9% from deep.
The Denver Nuggets were just keyed in on the defensive end of the floor, an because of that they were able to come out on top.
Now next match, Denver has got to come out with the same ferocious effort on that end. The Nuggets tend to pick and choose when they want to play defense, but if this team plans on making the postseason they’ve got to bring it every night defensively.
Denver has the scoring to keep up with the elite teams, but now it just comes down to playing both ends of the floor. Some games when they do it, they look elite. But some other nights they don’t even seem to try.
That’s why their sitting just 5-8 in the Western Conference standings.
But last game they came out showing off a newfound effort on that end of the floor. Yet, it was only one game. Now it comes down to doing it on a nightly basis. That starts with bringing that same effort on Wednesday in Salt Lake.
If they can do just that, they’ll come away with their second win over the Utah Jazz.
The Utah Jazz have one of the most stingiest defenses in the league. They routinely keep teams below the 100 points thresh mark. That’s just what the team does.
Utah’s identity as a unit, is that they’ll shut their opponents down, while scoring just enough points to come out with the win.
That’s just what the team does. Coach Quinn Snyder expects that from them every game, and they live up not those expectations almost on a routinely basis.
But last match they weren’t able to do that. Instead, they allowed the Nuggets to get out to a hot start early, and from there the team didn’t look back all game.
They scored 105 points on the night, while shooting 48.8% from the field. That’s not going to win Utah many games. Especially with their terrible offensive unit.
Last game; Gordon Hayward was the lone Jazz player to score more then 20 points. The second leading scorer on the team was Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson and Dante Exum who all had 10 points apiece.
That’s just unacceptably low production from you’re second scoring options.
Utah cannot have that happen next game, if they’re to come out with the win. Usually the Jazz stifle teams with the defense but they weren’t able to do that last game.
Now they’ve got to try doing that this match.
Because Utah doesn’t have the offensive firepower of the Nuggets, so the only way they’ll win is if they can get timely stops.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
- Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah
- Nuggets are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings
- Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
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4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah by 2
The Utah Jazz just have such as stout defensive unit, meaning this is going to be a low scoring affair. An after coming up on the losing end of the last game they’re going to make it priority to come out on top this outing.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 98 – Denver 96
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