Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 1/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Ball Arena is the location where the Denver Nuggets (18-17) will go up against the Utah Jazz (27-10) on Wednesday.
The Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Pelicans and went home with a win by a final score of 115-104 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Jazz ended up with 24 and the Pelicans accounted for 10 personal fouls. They also buried 12 of their 46 attempts from beyond the arc. New Orleans walked away from this one shooting 63.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 22 attempts. Furthermore, New Orleans had 30 rebounds (17 offensive, 13 defensive) and got 4 rejections. New Orleans recorded 47 dimes and had 21 steals in the game. In regard to defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 40.2% from the field on 39 of 97 shooting. They also doled out 22 dimes in the game in addition to creating 5 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected 43 with 10 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz converted 14 of their 17 tries for a rate of 82.4%. Utah finished the game having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (41 of 85) and buried 19 out of their 39 3-point shots.
Donovan Mitchell is one player who had an impact for the contest. Mitchell finished 57.9% from the field and distributed 5 assists. He played 34 mins and snagged 3 boards. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting.
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Utah will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 27-10 this season. They average 116.0 points per contest (1st in the NBA) while hitting 47.7% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 36.7% from downtown (559 of 1,525) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 47.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 833 assists for the year, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.0 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 9th in the league in points per game allowed (106.1). The Jazz are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.2% (1,492 of 3,374) and they relinquish 41.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 8th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 827 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nuggets went home defeated by a final of 103-89 when they played the Mavericks. The Nuggets were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 47 for this game. They turned the ball over 25 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Mavericks were called for 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throws for a clip of 72.4%. In reference to 3-pointers, Denver made 6 of their 25 tries (24.0%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 31 out of 67 from the floor which had them shooting 46.3%. The Nuggets permitted the Mavericks to knock down 35 out of 78 tries from the floor which had them at 44.9% in this contest. They finished 37.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 21 at the free throw line (90.5%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Denver permitted Dallas to collect 23 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Jokic was important for the Nuggets in the matchup. He converted 11 of 18 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and added 16 rebounds. Jokic scored 27 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for the game.
Denver has a record of 18-17 this season. The Nuggets are committing 19.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 25.7 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest. Denver has accumulated 3,703 points this year (105.8 per game) and they collect 42.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is 10th in the NBA.
The Denver defense allows 34.2% on 3-pointers (410 of 1,199) and their opponents are connecting on 74.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 24.1 dimes and 44.0 total boards per game, which is 16th and 10th in the NBA. The Nuggets are ranked 8th in the league in points given up per game with 106.1. They have forced 13.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah
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