1/30/2020 Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Lines & Free Pick

  • The Jazz is shooting for a win in the second night of a back-to-back road schedule when they head into Denver to face the Nuggets. The NBA betting lines have the Nuggets as the slight favorites to win.
  • The home team finds itself missing critical players for this game, with Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap, and Mason Plumlee all out due to injury.

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets

Two top Western Conference contenders do battle tonight in Denver with the Utah Jazz attempting to dis the Nuggets' home court. Can the hobbled Nuggets hold it together and send the Jazz packing? Keep reading to get the free pick!

  • When: January 30, 2020, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Pepsi Center
  • NBA Betting Lines: Nuggets -1.5
  • Over/Under: 215.5
  • Moneyline: Jazz +100 vs. Nuggets -120

Betting on the Jazz? Record: 32-15, 3rd in the NBA Western Conference

The Jazz may not have the injury problems faced by the Nuggets. But, they lost their previous game to San Antonio on Wednesday evening, so there's no telling the toll it might have taken on the players.

The Jazz seems to have cooled off a bit after a scorching pace and now have lost two games in a row against Houston and San Antonio. The Jazz is 4.5-games behind the Lakers and tied with Denver in the Western Conference.

The Jazz' hallmark is a strong defense, led by Defensive Player of the Year candidate, Rudy Gobert. Utah ranks in the top six of the NBA in defensive rebounding, shooting efficiency allowed and preventing opponents from getting to the free-throw line.

 Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 24.9, while Rudy Gobert is the rebounds per game leader, averaging 14.5 per game this season. The Jazz IS 16th in the league in scoring offense with 111.2 points per game this season. The Jazz is 12th in rebounding, grabbing 45.8 boards per night while standing 25th with 22.3 assists a night.

Last 3 Games Record

  • Score: 114.33
  • Halftime Score: 59.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.40%
  • Rebounds: 44.00
  • 3 Point Shots: 45/116
  • Steals: 6.00

Betting on the Nuggets? Record: 32-15, 3rd in the NBA Western Conference

The Nuggets will not have three key players in tonight's game; the burden falls on All-Star center Nikola Jokic to lead the team to a win. Jokic is averaging 19.9 points, 10.1 boards, and 6.5 dishes per game this season.

Denver also had a good run, winning two straight and three of their previous four games before a loss against the Grizzlies on the road Tuesday night. They head into this game tied at the top with the Jazz in the Northwest Division, and third in the West trailing the Lakers by 4.5-games.

The Nuggets are very effective on both sides of the ball; Denver is second in the league in offensive rebounding and can hold its own on the defensive glass.

Last season, the Jazz won all three meetings against the Nuggets, winning the only road game with a 104-111 score. But, the Nuggets are 18-6 at home, while the Jazz is 14-11 on the road.

Last 3 Games Record

  • Score: 106.67
  • Halftime Score: 51.33
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.73%
  • Rebounds: 45.33
  • 3 Point Shots: 27/77
  • Steals: 7.33

Betting Trends

  • Utah is 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last nine games.
  • Utah is 14-3 SU in their last 17 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last five games.
  • Denver is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Denver's last 17 games against Utah.

Insider Prediction: Though the Nuggets are a disadvantage with so many key players on the injured list, Jokic will hold down the fort. It might be by a slim margin, but the Nuggets defend their home court.

Pick: Nuggets -1.5