NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
Favorite: Utah Jazz (44-28)
Underdog: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Thursday at 4:00 PM ET
Broadcast:ESPN, SportsNet RM, ALT
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will face Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz on Thursday.
Line: Utah -1.5
Over/Under: 220.5Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its initial figure, displaying no swings. Utah has a record of 24-28 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Denver is 12-11 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Mitchell is a major contributor, responsible for 22.2% of the Jazz total offense, while taking an average of 19.6 field goal attempts. Gobert is a force down low, he averages 3.4 offensive boards a game and records 30.2% of his team's rebounds. The Jazz offense is orchestrated by Ingles, who accounts for 23.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over two times a game.
Utah is a disappointing 16-23 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Denver allows 110. 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 excellent output on the boards, sporting a record of 19-19 when they fail to reach their 44.7 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.6 boards a contest.
Jokic is a major contributor, accounting for 17.9% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 field goal attempts. Jokic is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a game and collects 22.1% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is run by Jokic, who is responsible for 26.5% 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 111.5 scoring average. Utah allows 109.2 a contest. The Nuggets can win with a less than stellar performance on the glass, sporting a record of 19-22 when they fail to reach their 43.9 rebounding average, Utah allows 42.6 boards per contest.
Utah : 112
Denver : 109
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