Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets - 1/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (6-6) vs Utah Jazz (8-4)
Game Info: Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -1 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.6 points and 4.8 assists while Mike Conley is averaging 17.1 points and 5.8 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.2 points and 11.2 rebounds while Michel Porter Jr. is averaging 19.5 points and 1.8 assists. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall. The over is 36-17-3 in Nuggets last 56 overall. The Jazz are 2-9-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Denver and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are playing solid ball right now and will be motivated for this contest considering the Nuggets bounced them in the playoffs, coming back from being down 1-3 in the series. However, the Nuggets have a clear edge on the offensive side in this matchup, playing in Denver is still difficult even without fans, and the Nuggets have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Jazz. I don't trust the Jazz's halfcourt offense against elite offensive teams. Give me the home team in this toss up.