NBA Betting Preview: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets
Favorite: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
Underdog: Utah Jazz (44-28)
When does the game start? Friday at 4:00 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, SportsNet RM, ALT
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz will face Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
Line: Denver -1.5
Over/Under: 218.5Movement Analysis: The total is static at its initial mark, displaying no major change. Denver has a record of 22-23 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Utah is 11-7 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Jokic is a major contributor, accounting for 18.1% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.8 shot attempts. Jokic is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a game and grabs 22% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is run by Jokic, who is responsible for 26.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a contest.
Denver can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 19-22 when they fail to reach their 111.5 scoring average. Utah allows 109.1 per contest. The Nuggets will need to be efficient from inside the arc, they are a dismal 13-18 when failing to hit at their season rate of 47%. The Nuggets can win with a less than stellar performance on the glass, sporting a record of 22-24 when they fail to reach their 44.1 rebounding average, Utah allows 42.6 boards per game.
Mitchell powers the attack, accounting for 21.5% of the Jazz total offense, while taking an average of 19.4 shots per game. Gobert is a force in the low block, he averages 3.4 offensive rebounds a game and records 30.1% of his team's rebounds. The Jazz offense is conducted by Mitchell, who accounts for 19.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.7 times a contest.
Utah is a disappointing 16-22 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Denver allows 109.6 per game. The Jazz are 18-18 when they shoot below their 38% season average from three. The Nuggets allow opponents to shoot 36%. The Jazz can win with a less than stellar performance on the glass, sporting a record of 18-18 when they fail to reach their 44.9 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.7 boards per game.
Utah : 113
Denver : 108
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