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Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Information

When Denver made the 2020 Western Conference Finals, they were touted as an NBA betting team of the future.  But last year, injury problems hit at playoff time, and the Nuggets were stalled in the Western Conference semifinals.  Fashion that Denver is playing its best basketball of the 2021-22 season.  However, that has not translated into consistent visits to the payout window.  At least not yet.  But the Nuggets stand a strong chance for that to change on Wednesday night.  Cause by the Utah Jazz missing its two best players.  Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are out of action.

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV Coverage: ESPN

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Odds

Nuggets +3 ( -110 ) 222½ ( -110 ) +130
Jazz -3 ( -110 ) 222½ ( -110 ) -150
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Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz CashBet Wagering Analysis

Despite missing their two top players, Utah will still draw plenty of online sportsbook activity.  Squares always prefer to take power teams at home.  Regardless of who is in or out of the lineup.  Casual gamblers see Utah as one of the top teams in the NBA.  Much of that is based on Utah’s hot start to the season.  Counter to that is a Denver team that is finally getting into gear.  Sharps much prefer the recent form of the Nuggets.

Denver Wins on Hardwood but Not Yet at Betting Window

Late on, Denver has gotten the cash in only one of its last seven games.  Also, the Nuggets have cleared the Betting on NBA total in seven of their most recent nine games.  Denver stands at 27-21 straight up, 19-28-1 against the spread, and 26-22 over the total.  Denver has NBA metrics of 17th for scoring offense and 11th for points allowed.

Center Nikola Jokic remains one of the NBA’s marquee men.  Last year Jokic was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.  He is a 4-time NBA All-Star.  So far, Jokic leads Denver with 26.2 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per contest.  Jokic has scored 25 or more points in seven consecutive games.  He has 11 or more rebounds in nine of his last ten outings.

Utah Limps in Shorthanded Without Top Two Players

Utah has covered the spread in only two of its most recent ten games.   And then five of the last seven Utah games went under the pro basketball betting total.  As a result, the Jazz are 30-20 straight up, 21-27-2 against the spread, and 25-24 over the total.  On the whole, Utah ranks 2nd in the NBA for scoring offense and 12th for points allowed.

Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz Against the Spread

Denver is 46% against the spread on the road.  In comparison, the Nuggets are 47% on the board as chalk.  Denver is 42% vs. the line in Northwest Division matchups.  And then Denver is 50% over and under on the road.  The Nuggets are 52% over the basketball betting total as chalk.  Denver is 64% over the total in Northwest Division action.

Utah is 53% against the spread at home.  At the same time, the Jazz are 40% vs. the line as an underdog.  In Northwest Division action, the Jazz are 54% on the board.  Utah is 52% over the total at home.  As a dog, Utah is 63% over the number.  Specifically, Utah is 55% to the under in Northwest Division games.

Utah is 4-1 vs. the odds against Denver in this series.  Also, The Jazz and Nuggets are 4-1 over the total in their last five meetings.  At Utah, the Jazz are 4-1 on the board against the Nuggets.  At the same time, the Jazz and Nuggets are 4-1 over the total at Utah.

Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz CashBet Free Pick  

Commencing with the absence of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, Utah is at an NBA gambling disadvantage.  By contrast, Denver is at full strength in cooking.  Most important of all, the Nuggets will have the best player on the court with Nikola Jokic.

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