Jazz vs Nuggets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -1
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (32-14, 1st in the Northwest Division) head to Pepsi Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (32-15, 2nd in the Northwest Division). Denver opens this game as 1 point dogs. The total has been set at 215.5.
The Jazz cover the spread 55.6% of the time, having gone 25-20-1 ATS. Denver covers the spread 46.5% of the time, going 20-23-4 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/22/20 PF Paul Millsap Knee is out indefinitely
01/22/20 PF Mason Plumlee Foot is out 2-4 weeks
01/16/20 SG Jamal Murray Ankle is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 14.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Nikola Jokic averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Will Barton averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 111.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.0 per game. The Jazz allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 20th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Nuggets surrender 106.0 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The Jazz are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Denver is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Nuggets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -1
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