Jazz vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 10/30/23
Denver Nuggets (3-0) vs Utah Jazz (1-2)
Game Info: Monday, October 30, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Utah Jazz Betting Preview
The Utah Jazz look for their first road win to get back to a .500 record. The Utah Jazz have lost 6 of their last 7 road games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 112.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 124.7 points on 50.4 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 24.3 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.
Denver Nuggets Betting Preview
The Denver Nuggets look for another win to remain undefeated on the season. The Denver Nuggets look for their first 4-0 start since the 2018-19 season. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 118.3 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.3 points and 13 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz have the rest advantage and that makes them worth a look in the big underdog role. However, the Denver Nuggets have been so dominant through 3 games that I'm not eager to step in front of them. The Nuggets blew the doors off a good Thunder side yesterday and now come back home where they looked good against the Lakers opening night. Until the Nuggets come off this high from winning the title and look like a normal basketball team again, it's probably best to ride the hot hand.