Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Parlay 11/28/2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 11-8. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 9-11. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Will Barton averages 14.6 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rodney Hood averages 17.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Donovan Mitchell has scored 14.8 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 106.5 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Denver averages 107.8 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.37 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz give up 100.4 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year. Utah is 24th in the NBA with 101.3 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 20.9. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 13th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Denver is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Utah is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver +2 and over 206.5 total points
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