Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/11/2014
Saturday, April 12, 9:00 PM on ROOT, ALT
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
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The Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets haven't played each other since back in January, but the Jazz showed Denver that they present a bad matchup for them no matter what their records are. Utah was able to pull off the 118-103 win by playing good defense and taking smart shots both inside and outside of the three-point arc.
The Jazz showed right from the start of the game that they meant business, eventually outscoring the Nuggets 67-53 in the first half. In the second half, it was more about containing the Nuggets and not allowing them to get back into the game. By doing that, they were able to cut Denver's scoring stretches short and ended up getting the 15-point victory.
Utah's Alec Burks, who started in place of injured shooting guard Gordon Hayward, had by far his best game of the season in this one. He scored 34 points on 13-of-19 shooting while also getting five assists and only turning it over once in the game.
Derrick Favors also had a solid game for the Jazz, notching a double-double by scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Point guard Trey Burke added 18 points and eight assists in the win.
Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson and Ty Lawson both had double-doubles in the loss. Hickson had 21 points and 10 boards, while Lawson scored 23 points with 11 assists.
Utah is 16-21-2 ATS on the road this season
Utah is 17-22-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Denver is 18-21-0 ATS at home this season
Denver is 19-19-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
04/08/14 F Marvin Williams Knee questionable
11/10/13 C JaVale McGee Tibia out indefinitely
04/09/14 G Ty Lawson Ankle questionable
03/25/14 F Wilson Chandler Hip out indefinitely
03/22/14 F J.J. Hickson Knee out for season
01/31/14 G Nate Robinson Knee out for season
01/22/14 F Danilo Gallinari Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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