Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 10/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (+7)
Vivint Arena is the site where the Utah Jazz (2-0) will attempt to defeat the Denver Nuggets (2-0) on Tuesday. Utah is 7-point favorites. The total comes in at 222.
The Nuggets faced off with the Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 102-96 in their last game. Denver finished having earned a 51.2% FG percentage (44 of 86) and converted 9 of their 30 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 5 of their 8 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 41 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 2 turnovers and having 10 steals. When it comes to defense, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 47.6% from the floor on 40 of 84 shooting. San Antonio recorded 39 assists and had 24 steals for this contest. Additionally, San Antonio snagged 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. San Antonio finished the game shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 14 tries. They converted 6 out of their 24 attempts from distance.
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Nikola Jokic is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He finished with 32 points on 14 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and collected 16 rebounds. Jokic finished the game at 73.7% from the floor and earned 7 assists.
Denver heads into this contest with a mark of 2-0 for the year. The Nuggets are shooting 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc (26 of 69) and 58.8% from the charity stripe. They average 106.0 points per contest (22nd in the NBA) while shooting 52.1% from the field. They are turning it over 20.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Denver is grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 51 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 19.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.5 fouls. The Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (38 of 35) and they surrender 42.0 boards per game as a squad. They are 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 47 relinquished for the year. They are relinquishing 32.8% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (97.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Jazz went home victorious with a score of 110-101 when they faced the Kings. The Jazz were able to collect 38 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 51 for this contest. They also turned it over 17 times, while recording 14 steals in the game. The Kings were called for 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 87.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Utah made 16 of 42 tries (38.1%). Overall, the Jazz went 37 for 90 from the floor which had them at 41.1%. The Jazz permitted the Kings to knock down 39 out of 99 tries from the floor which had them at 39.4% for the matchup. They went 22.2% from distance by shooting 8 out of 36 and finished the game at 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). In relation to rebounds, Utah allowed Sacramento to pull down 36 in total (16 on the offensive glass).
Rudy Gobert pitched in for the Jazz for this contest. He made 4 out of 7 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and totaled 20 rebounds. Gobert totaled 17 points in his 32 minutes on the court and tallied 2 dimes in the game.
Utah has a win-loss record of 2-0 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jazz are connecting on 42.5% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in basketball. Utah has tallied 217 points for the year (108.5 per game) and they pull down 52.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.0 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. The Jazz commit 18.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 86.8% from the charity stripe. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 93.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.4% from the field (2nd in the NBA). The Utah defense surrenders 21.1% on 3-point attempts (15 of 71) and their opposition knocks down 66.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 19.5 assists and 51.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 4th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver (+7)
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