Free NBA Pick: Nuggets vs Jazz Lines
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(7-11 (4-5 V)) Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz (11-9 (5-4 H))
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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The Denver Nuggets are entering this contests having lost three of their last four. They are 7-11 on the year, but they have more talent on their roster than their record indicates.
The Utah Jazz’s most recent game was a heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat, but nobody is going to question that loss after winning the four games before that.
*All statistics and rankings are accurate as of Thursday, Dec. 2.
The Nuggets don’t have any superstar power at this point in the process. What they do have is a ton of depth and enough talen to challenge anyone in the NBA on any given night.
On the season, Denver is averaging 106.5 points per contest. That’s good enough for ninth in the NBA.
The team is also averaging 108.7 points per game allowed. That’s only good enough for 26th in the league.
Against Utah, Denver needs to push the pace. Controlling the game is going to be crucial against a defense-oriented franchise.
Expect the Nuggets to handle their business on offense.
The difference-maker is going to be on the other end of the floor.
Utah has one go-to scorer at this point in the season. That’s Gordon Hayward, who is averaging 22.1 points per game.
The problem is that 99.3 points per game is only good enough for 25th in the NBA.
That’s less than ideal.
Defensively, Utah is…let’s just say dominant. In terms of statistics, the Jazz are first in the league in points per gam allowed at 94.7 per contest.
The team is eighth this season in terms of defensive efficiency, per ESPN.com’s Hollinger Stats.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Nuggets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 road games.
- Over is 6-2 in Nuggets last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 9-4 in Nuggets last 13 overall.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
This isn’t exactly a battle of an immovable object against an unstoppable force (although Utah clearly qualifies as the latter, when healthy), but we have two polar opposite teams getting ready to use their respectice strengths to take down one another on Saturday night.
Which one will play out?
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah ATS
Defense wins championships…
And even if that cliche isn’t 100 percent accurate, it’s what we’re basing this one game off of in 2016.
Give this one to the Jazz, and give it to them convincingly in a low-scoing game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: UTAH 99 – DEN 90
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