The Denver Nuggets visit the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena, beginning at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Jazz are 7-point underdogs in the game, the 2022-23 season opener for both teams. A 225.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -273 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +222 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ALT
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Nuggets vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Nuggets were 37-45-0 against the spread last year. Denver put together a 35-18 record in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 66% of those games). Out of 82 Nuggets games last season, 46 hit the over.
The Jazz were 33-47-2 against the spread last year. Last season, Utah won one out of the eight games in which it was the underdog. Out of 82 Jazz games last season, 38 hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets vs. Jazz Injury Report
Nuggets: Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver was 10th in the league in points scored (112.6 per game) and 14th in points allowed (110.4) last season. Offensively the Nuggets performed better at home last year, putting up 114.8 points per game, compared to 110.7 per game away from home.
Denver was 13th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.7 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.3%) last year. The Nuggets took 41.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 30.4% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they took 58.4% of their shots, with 69.6% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah posted 113.6 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) last year, while surrendering 107.6 points per contest (10th-ranked). The Jazz put up more points at home (116.8 per game) than away (110.4) last season.
Utah owned a 36% three-point percentage last season (11th-ranked in NBA), but it really shined by draining 14.5 treys per game (second-best). Of the shots taken by the Jazz last year, 53.2% of them were two-pointers (64.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 46.8% were from beyond the arc (35.8%).
Nuggets vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Jazz, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Nuggets -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.
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