Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 3 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 4-3. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 114.3 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 7-1. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.5 points per contest and give up 103.6, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/01/18 G Alec Burks Hand is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Memphis
11/01/18 G Donovan Mitchell Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Memphis
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell averages 23.3 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Joe Ingles comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Gary Harris averages 18.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.4 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Utah averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Denver is 14th in the league with 112.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 48.9 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Nuggets are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Jazz are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Utah is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Denver is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Nuggets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -3
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