The Denver Nuggets (52-28) visit the Utah Jazz (36-44) on April 8, 2023 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz are underdogs by a 5.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of two in a row with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. A 224.5-point over/under is set in the matchup.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Jazz
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -219 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +182 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, April 8, 2023
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-RM
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Nuggets vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Nuggets have played 80 games, with 43 wins against the spread. Denver has been chosen as the favorite in 60 games this year and has walked away with the win 43 times (71.7%) in those games. Nuggets games this year have hit the over on 36 of 80 set point totals.
The Jazz are 45-35-0 against the spread this year. Utah has won 40% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (18-27). The Jazz have gone over the point total 57.5% of the time this season (46 of 80 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets: Aaron Gordon: Questionable (Right Shoulder), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Questionable (Illness), Reggie Jackson: Probable (Back), Nikola Jokic: Questionable (Calf), Jamal Murray: Questionable (Thumb), Michael Porter: Questionable (Injury Management), Bruce Brown: Probable (Patella)
Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Jordan Clarkson: Out (Hand), Rudy Gay: Out (Lower Back), Walker Kessler: Out (Concussion), Lauri Markkanen: Out (Hand), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
With 115.9 points per game on offense, Denver is 11th in the NBA. On defense, it gives up 112.6 points per contest, which ranks 10th in the league. The Nuggets are posting 119.7 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 7.5 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (112.2). The Nuggets’ offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, racking up 109.2 points a contest compared to the 115.9 they’ve averaged this season.
Denver is making 11.8 three-pointers per game this season (18th-ranked in NBA), and it sports a 38.1% three-point percentage (fourth-best). The Nuggets are attempting 55.4 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 64.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.1 treys per contest, which are 35.9% of their shots (and 27.1% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
On offense Utah is the sixth-ranked squad in the league (117.1 points per game). On defense it is 24th (117.9 points conceded per game). At home, the Jazz score 118 points per game. On the road, they score 116.2. The Jazz are averaging 115.8 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 1.3 fewer points than their average for the season (117.1).
Beyond the arc, Utah is seventh in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13.4). It is 19th in 3-point percentage at 35.4%. In 2022-23, the Jazz have taken 42.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 57.7% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 31.7% of the Jazz’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 68.3% have been 2-pointers.
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