NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
Favorite: Utah Jazz (44-28)
Underdog: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
When does the game start? Sunday at 9:00 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, SportsNet RM, ALT
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will cross paths with Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz on Sunday.
Line: Utah -3
Over/Under: 215Movement Analysis: The over/under is static at its opening mark, indicating no swings. Utah has a record of 24-27 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Denver is 10-11 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Mitchell powers the attack, responsible for 21.9% of the Jazz total offense, while taking an average of 19.5 shot attempts. Gobert is a force in the low block, he averages 3.4 offensive boards a game and grabs 30% of his team's rebounds. The Jazz offense is conducted by Ingles, who is responsible for 23% of all assists, while turning the ball over two times a game.
Utah is a dismal 16-22 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Denver allows 109.8. The Jazz will need to get going from floor, they are a dismal 15-23 when failing to hit at their season rate of 47%. The Jazz can win with a less than excellent performance on the glass, sporting a record of 18-18 when they fail to reach their 44.9 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.8 boards a game.
Jokic is a major contributor, accounting for 17.9% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 shots per game. Jokic is a force in the low block, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a contest and records 22% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is orchestrated by Jokic, who is responsible for 26.4% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a game.
Denver can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 19-23 when they fail to reach their 111.2 scoring average. Utah allows 108.8 per contest. Denver should be able to run the offense as they see fit, as they are 30-14 when they turnover the ball less than their season average of 13.1, Utah opponent's average 11.9 turnovers a game.
Utah : 114
Denver : 107
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