Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets - 1/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets - 1/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (18-17) vs Utah Jazz (27-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning 15 of their last 18 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 116 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.6 points and 5.2 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.7 points and 13.9 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 15-7-1 in Jazz last 23 overall. The under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The Jazz are 3-10-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Denver and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets are always a tough out at home and are worth a look as an underdog, but they've also been hit or miss this season overall and are hard to trust against the better teams in the league. The Utah Jazz aren't covering numbers, but they're starting to get healthy, and they win on the road by an average of 11.8 points. The Jazz are still one of the more trustworthy teams in the league, despite not covering numbers lately. We're getting a reasonable number here. Give me the Jazz.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -5.5

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