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2023 NBA Handicapping – Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
(52-28) Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz (36-44)
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Arena
Moneyline NBA Odds: Nuggets -250| Jazz +220 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -6.5
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As can be seen, both teams last played Thursday with the Nuggets reserves battling to the buzzer losing 115-119 to the Suns while the Jazz lost 98-114 to the Thunder.
The Nuggets are 43-36-1 overall against the spread this season. Also, Denver is 19-21 ATS as the away team. Additionally, the Jazz are 45-35 against the spread this season. Also, Utah is 20-20 ATS as the home team
On Saturday, April 8th, the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz will meet for the fourth and final time this season.
Denver leads the season series 2-1 with victories on October 28th (117-101) and December 10th (115-110) while the Jazz won on October 19th (123-102).
Last season the clubs played four times with Utah sweeping the series The Jazz hold the all-time record having bested the Nuggets in 122 of their 208 matches
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Friday, April 7th. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Saturday, April 8th.
With the number one seed in the West locked up, Nuggets head coach, Michael Malone rested his core starting five reserves versus the Suns and they almost pulled off the win.
That should bode well for his squad if they advance to the Conference semi-finals to play the Suns because it bolsters the Nuggets reserves’ confidence.
On the positive side, Denver possesses one of the two best offenses in the league highlighted by scoring 115.9 points per game ranking 12th. Denver is shooting the best field goal percentage of 50.5% and the fourth-best perimeter efficiency of 38.1%.
Denver allows opponents to score 112.6 points per game which ranks 10th while limiting foes to 47.9% from the field and 34.6% from deep ranking 20th and third respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Nikola Jokic C (questionable—right calf tightness)
- Jamal Murray PG (questionable —thumb sprain)
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG (questionable—illness)
- Aaron Gordon PF (questionable—shoulder)
- Michael Porter Jr., SF (questionable—heel)
- Bruce Brown SG (probable—knee)
- Reggie Jackson PG (probable—back)
- Collin Gillespie PG (OUT—leg fracture)
With the loss to the Thunder the Jazz were officially eliminated from post-season play. The club may not have lost enough for Danny Ainge’s true desires (tanking for Victor Wembanyama) but there were plenty of positives to glean from the season.
On the positive side, Utah averages the sixth most points per game with 117.1 while they shoot 47.3% from the field and 35.4% from the perimeter ranking 18th and 19th respectively.
Equally important, Jazz opponents score 117.9 points which ranks 25th while shooting 47.3% from the field and 36.1% from deep ranking 15th and 16th.
- Lauri Markkanen, SF (OUT —hand)
- Kelly Olynyk, C (OUT—rest)
- Collin Sexton, PG (OUT —rest)
- Rudy Gay SG (OUT —back)
- Jordan Clarkson PG (OUT —finger)
- Talen Horton-Tucker (OUT —ankle)
- Walker Kessler (OUT —concussion)
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Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Nuggets are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- Also, the Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Utah.
- By comparison, Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- In conclusion, the Jazz are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
As the regular season winds down and following Friday’s matches five seeds in the West are still to be determined.
This game is one of the few outliers as the Nuggets are already locked into the top seed and the Jazz are lottery-bound. In terms of motivation, Denver simply wants to keep everyone healthy while Utah looks to improve its lottery position.
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