Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets NBA Pro Basketball
Time: 10:35 PM ET TV: TNT
The Utah Jazz travel to the Mile High to take on the Denver Nuggets in the late night TNT NBA game on Thursday night. The LVSC send out had the home team Denver Nuggets as a 4-point favorite with the over under coming in at 207 ½. The line has seen no movement but there has been a play on the over as the total sits at 209. In the Northwest Division of the Western Conference the Denver Nuggets sit a full 2 games ahead of the Utah Jazz in the loss column. This is a big game for playoff positioning as the Nuggets sit with the #2 seed in the Western Conference and the Jazz are currently #7 in this bunched up field. Utah leads the season series 2-1 and with a victory would own the tiebreaker over the Nuggets should they tie for 1st in the Northwest Division. Utah has struggled on the road this season. The Jazz have given up 100 points or more in 15 of their past 16 road games. The Jazz has struggled against the playoff caliber teams on the road with several double-digit losses on their resume. Utah is only 2-8 ATS in their past 10 games. Utah is 0-8 ATS in their past 8 road games against teams over .500. Denver will be well rested in this contest as they are playing their third straight home game and are facing no travel for this big game. Denver has won 6 straight at home and are 4-1 ATS in their past 5 games home and away. Denver backers take notice that the Nuggets if ahead are most likely to remain focused after allowing the Knicks to make a 26-3 run to cut a 27 point deficit to just 4 points in their last game. Denver has shot for 54% or better in their past 3 games. Utah allowed 54% shooting to Phoenix and 61% shooting to Portland in their past 2 road games.
Trend: The Under is 4-0 in their past 4 meetings.