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Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz

March 9, 2024



The Utah Jazz will travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena with the game scheduled to start at 9:00 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on KJZZ.

Utah Jazz Team Preview

The Utah Jazz enter this game with a record of 28-35 which puts them in 11th place in the Western Conference while having lost four of their last five games including a 117-119 loss at home against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Offensively, the Jazz have been an above-average team as they rank 9th in scoring in the NBA with an average of 117.67 points per game.  

However, Utah has been one of the worst defensive teams in the league as they are allowing the 6th most points per game with an average of 120.37 points allowed per game. Lauri Markkanen has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds with an average of 23.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. 

The Utah Jazz will look to avoid their 5th loss in their last six games when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets Team Preview

The Denver Nuggets enter this game in 3rd place in the Western Conference with a record of 43-20 while having won seven of their last eight games including Thursday’s 115-109 win at home against the Boston Celtics. 

The success of the Nuggets this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they are allowing the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 110.37 points allowed per game. Offensively, Denver has been a middle-of-the-pack team as they rank 16th in scoring with an average of 114.43 points per game. Nikola Jokic has been one of the best players in the NBA this season and is tied for 3rd in the league in rebounds with an average of 12.3 rebounds per game, 4th in assists with 9.2 assists per game, and leads the team in scoring with an average of 26 points per game. 

The Denver Nuggets will look to get their 8th win in their last nine games when they host the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Odds and Game Pick

WagerWeb has the Denver Nuggets listed as 11.5-point favorites at home against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Utah has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Jazz have covered the spread in eight of the last ten including the previous four games in the series. The Utah Jazz are 34-28-1 ATS overall, 13-18-1 ATS on the road, and 22-22-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Denver Nuggets are 28-33-2 ATS overall, 15-15-1 ATS at home, and 23-28-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Game Pick

Denver enters this game with the 3rd best record in the Western Conference while Utah is in 11th place, however, Utah has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three contests. The Jazz have covered the spread in eight of the last ten including the previous four games in the series while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 34-28-1 ATS overall and 22-22-1 ATS as an underdog while the Nuggets are 28-33-2 ATS overall and 23-28-2 ATS as a favorite. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Utah Jazz when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Utah Jazz +12