Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 1/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+3)
The Utah Jazz (8-4) are headed to Ball Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (6-6). Utah opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Utah Jazz faced off with the Atlanta Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 116-92 in their last game. Utah walked away from the contest with a 46.7% FG percentage (43 out of 92) and made 20 of their 44 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Jazz made 10 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 53 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 dimes for the matchup while having 7 steals and 6 blocks. When discussing defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 38 of 92 shooting. Atlanta doled out 21 assists and had 6 steals in the game. Moreover, the Hawks pulled down 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Atlanta ended up shooting 73.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 15 tries. They made 5 of their 28 tries from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He racked up 26 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 29:08 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Mitchell shot 50.0% from the floor and dished out 4 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Jazz was Bojan Bogdanović. He snagged 3 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-12 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bogdanović was on the court for 26:53 minutes.
Utah will play this contest with a record of 8-4 this year. They are averaging 110.7 pts per contest (18th in basketball) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. The Jazz are connecting on 39.6% on 3-point shots (195 of 492) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is snagging 50.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 274 dimes on the campaign, which is 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.5 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Jazz are able to force 11.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.9% (140 of 221) and they relinquish 42.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 269 conceded on the campaign. They give up 34.7% on three-point shots while they are 4th in basketball in opponents points per game (105.4).
In their last game, the Denver Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 114-104 when they played the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets corralled 40 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 50 for this game. They stuffed 5 attempts while recording 11 steals for the game. The Warriors committed 25 personal fouls for the game which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Denver buried 11 out of 37 tries (29.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Nuggets shot 41 for 90 from the field which had them at 45.6%. The Nuggets permitted the Warriors to make 38 out of their 81 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9% in the game. They finished 37.9% from three-point range by hitting 11 of 29 and finished the contest at 17 out of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Denver allowed Golden State to pull down 43 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Nikola Jokić was important for the Nuggets in the game. He converted 8 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 23 points. Jokić grabbed 14 rebounds in his 35:54 minutes of time on the hardwood and accounted for 10 assists for this game. An additional guy who came through for Denver was Jamal Murray. He notched 17 points in his 37:29 minutes played by way of 6 out of 18 from the floor for this contest. Murray finished going 33.3% from the field while totaling 6 dimes and 9 total rebounds.
Denver has a mark of 6-6 on the season. The Nuggets have committed 20.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 73.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 27.3 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per contest. Denver has accounted for 1,395 pts for the season (116.3 per contest) and they snag 42.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Nuggets are connecting on 49.1% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA. The Nuggets on the defensive end are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.8. They have given up 27.0 dimes and 41.2 boards per contest, which ranks them 24th and 3rd in the league. The Denver defense gives up 38.9% on three-point shots (155 of 398) and opponents are converting on 76.2% of their foul shots. They are forcing 16.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.2% from the floor (25th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver (-3) and over 219 points
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