The 50-24 Denver Nuggets will travel to play the 39-36 Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Utah is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The betting odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Utah Jazz favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 205 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The teams have met three times this season with each club winning on their home court. The Nuggets covered the spread in all three games with two played at Denver and one at Utah.
The Nuggets are 17-21 straight up on the road this season. They break a two game losing streak on Friday after a 109-87 home victory against the Brooklyn Nets as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 201 ½ points. Denver stormed to the 55-38 lead at the half in victory. They shot 56.8% from the floor and nailed 4 of 14 three pointers. They held the Nets to 40.5% shooting and forced 21 Brooklyn turnovers. Denver survived missing 10 of 31 free throws and pulling down 16 less rebounds than the Nets. Wilson Chandler had 16 points and four rebounds as he made 4 of his 8 shots. Denver is an outstanding offense team ranking in the top four of the NBA in scoring and field goal percentage by averaging 105.6 points a game and shooting 47.7% from the field. Denver holds a 1 ½ game lead over the fourth seeded LA Clippers with eight games remaining to be played.
The Jazz is 28-9 playing at home. They win their fifth straight game after a 112-102 home victory on Monday to the Portland Trailblazers as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 199 ½ points. Utah made 54.2% from the field and hit on 9 of 22 from the three point line. They give up 58.2% from the floor and 13 of 23 from three to Portland and win because Utah committed ten less turnovers than the Trailblazers. Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 24 points and ten rebounds as he made 12 of his 21 shots. We have seen a sudden upsurge from the Jazz offensively as the team has averaged 108.5 points a game over their past six games. Utah holds a slim ½ game lead over the LA Lakers for the eighth and final seed in the Western conference with just seven games remaining to be played.