Free NBA Pick: Jazz vs. Nuggets NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-4) Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets (11-8)
Date: Sunday, January 31st
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
Sunday, January 31st, the Denver Nuggets host the Utah Jazz as the teams play for the second time this season. The Jazz won the first meeting 109-105 on January 17th.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Nuggets winning all three contests. The Jazz holds the all-time record having won 116 matches of the 199 played.
No team is hotter in the NBA as the Utah Jazz extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games in a row with an easy 120-101 over the Dallas Mavericks.
It was their second consecutive victory versus the Mavs making Luka Doncic and company look more like a lottery team than a contender.
Once the second-half schedule is released make sure to circle the Jazz- Mavs game because Doncic was about as mad as we’ve ever seen him after the two routs by the Jazz and no doubt he’ll want revenge.
For now, the Jazz sit at the top of the Western Conference standings and if the playoffs started today would have to enter the conversation as a team who could potentially knock off one of the LA squads that analysts believe are the only teams with a true shot to come out of the West.
In the win over Dallas on Friday, Rudy Gobert registered a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Jazz with 32 points including seven 3-pointers in 11 attempts.
Mike Conley (22), Jordan Clarkson (18), Juwan Morgan (12), and Joe Ingles (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Donovan Mitchell (concussion protocol) and Derrick Favors (back spasms) missed the Friday match and are questionable for Sunday.
Elijah Hughes (ankle) and Trent Forrest (COVID-19 protocol) are out.
This match holds a ton of intrigue as the Nuggets were the team who took out the Jazz last season coming back from 1-3 in the series.
The Jazz drew first blood this season but the Nuggets have been on a roll winning five of their last six games although they lost their most recent match versus the Spurs
Denver started the season 1-4 but since then have produced a 10- 4 record with one of those losses to the Jazz.
Although they haven’t been hampered by the sheer number of injuries they suffered last season they’ve had to navigate without Michael Porter Jr. for nine games losing only once since his return.
The bigger issue is finding the players who’ll pick up the defensive effort Jerami Grant and Torrey Craig provided last season.
In the loss to the Spurs Nikola Jokic registered a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, Murray scored 20 and Monte Morris added 10 points.
Jamal Murray is hampered by shoulder and leg injuries but is expected to suit up versus the Jazz.
PJ Dozier (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day. Greg Whittington has a left knee sprain that will keep him out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-3 in UTA last 10 overall
- Over is 20-8-2 in DEN last 30 home games
- Under is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings in Denver.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The big question is how the teams will adapt to playing at 3:30 and if that will give the advantage to the club who is most focused from the tip.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
If Mitchell remains out and Murray plays this could be the streak ender. We don’t often see Jokic show emotion but this is a game he’ll want to win and get the better of Gobert.
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