Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 19 (10/19): NBA

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 19 (10/19): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Nuggets money line -210
Nuggets spread -6.5 (-110)
Jazz money line +250
Jazz spread +6.5 (-110)
Over / under 225

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz
Record 0-0 0-0
Road / home record 0-0 0-0
Streak    
Points per game 0.00 0.00
Points allowed per game 0.00 0.00
Rebounds per game 0.00 0.00
Rebounds allowed per game 0.00 0.00
Over / under record 0-0 0-0
 

Preview

The Denver Nuggets hit the road and will visit the Utah Jazz for the 22-23 season opener on Wednesday night. These teams met 4 times last season and the Utah Jazz dominated the Nuggets beating them in all of the 4 meetings.  

 

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 22-15 at home with a 43-31 record ranking second in the Northwest. Denver was sixth in the Western Conference with 48.7 points per game in the paint led by Nikola Jokic averaging 15.6.

Nikola Jokic was scoring 26.5 points per game and averaging 13.6 rebounds for the Nuggets. Nah'Shon Hyland is averaging 16.0 points and 3.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 118.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points per game.

The team will have Murray back with the team as well as Michael Porter. 

Utah Jazz

The Jazz had a great season last year but lost in the first round of the playoffs. They were 21-22 on the road ranking first in the Northwest division with a 49-33 record overall. They were 33-19 in Western Conference play. Utah was seventh in the league scoring 113.6 points per game while shooting 47.1%.

Donovan Mitchell was averaging 25.9 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

In their last 10 games, the Jazz are 4-6, averaging 111.6 points, 46 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points.

The team made some moves in the off-season as they traded Donovan Mitchell for Collin Sexton and sent Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves in exchange for a 1st round pick.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games.

Denver are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Utah.

Denver are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Utah.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games.

Utah are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 15 games against Denver.

Utah are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Nuggets were great last season and they'll be even better this year as they have Murray and Porter healthy and ready to play. The Jazz probably won't feel Donovan Mitchell's abscence as they got Collin Sexton in exchange who's a great offensive player but they'll definitely feel Rudy Gobert's abscence who was the best defensive player of the team. Jokic and company will give the Utah Jazz a rough night. Take the Nuggets.

PICK: Nuggets -6.5 (-110)

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