The Denver Nuggets have the 24th-ranked pace of play in the NBA, but they have scored an astounding 277 points over their last two games. The Nuggets look keep their offense rolling at home on Sunday night when they host a Utah Jazz team that has lost five of its last seven games. Denver is 22-19 overall and 11-7 at home, while the Jazz are14-6 on the road, but have lost their last three road games all by double-digit margins.
Utah is favored by 4.5-points in the latest Nuggets vs. Jazz odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 224. Before entering any Jazz vs. Nuggets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Nuggets vs. Jazz spread: Nuggets +4.5
- Nuggets vs. Jazz over-under: 224 points
What you need to know about the Nuggets
As part of its recent offensive explosion, the Nuggets obliterated the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, winning 133-96. Not surprisingly, Denver outscored the Lakers in every quarter of play, and took a 102-79 lead into the fourth quarter. Perhaps equally as surprising as the final score was who led the charge on offense for the Nuggets; journeyman forward Jeff Green, who scored 26 points in his second start since Dec. 28. Green also scored 19 points in his previous start against Portland on Thursday, and made 9-of-11 shots from the field.
Green has a career shooting percentage of 44.6 percent and 34 percent from beyond the 3-point line, but over his last two games, he's made 76 percent of his total attempts and four of his five 3-pointers against Los Angeles. .
What you need to know about the Jazz
Utah suffered its worst loss of the season in its last game on Wednesday, a 111-91 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jazz were down by 20 points at the end of the third quarter, and couldn't put together a run to get back in the game. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic has been one of the team's most consistent scorers in recent games, but wasn't much of a factor in his last start. Bogdanovic made just 3-of-14 shots and finished with a meager nine points in 34 minutes.
Something that should give Utah a lift on Sunday is the return of Rudy Gobert, who has missed the last five games while complying with the league's health and safety protocols. Gobert missed the last game against the Nuggets on Jan. 5, but in the previous game between the two at the beginning of the season, he finished with 23 points, 16 rebounds and a bock.
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