NBA Betting Preview and Free Play: Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz – Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

The Utah Jazz aren’t just playing well right now — they’re the best team in the entire NBA. They’re proving they belong in today’s superstar-filled NBA and aren’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with the best. In fact, they’re going to meet one of those teams on Sunday afternoon when they travel and play the Denver Nuggets.

The game is set for a 3:30PM ET tipoff inside Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Both teams are hot right now, though the Denver Nuggets recently saw their winning streak come to an end. They’re itching to start another one, but will have their hands full with a well-coached team in Utah.

With that said, both teams are going to have some players missing or injured. The Nuggets will be without Greg Whittington and PJ Dozier — with Jamal Murray listed as day-to-day. Utah will be without Trent Forest and Elijah Hughes, while Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors are listed as questionable.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview: Can the Jazz extend their win-streak to 12 games?

The Utah Jazz are currently 15-4 and are riding a very impressive 11-game winning streak. They’re only allowing 105.1 points per game, which is extremely stingy in today’s high-scoring NBA action. They even put up 113.4 points per game themselves, making it tough to keep it tight when matching up against them.

The Jazz are led by Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Jordan Clarkson. Mitchell is averaging 23.4 points, 4.4 rebounds. 4.9 assists, and 0.7 steals per game, while Mike Conley is averaging 16.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Clarkson is putting up 17.9 points per game off the bench.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview: Will the Nuggets ruin Utah’s long win streak?

The Denver Nuggets might not have the record to prove it, but they’re still a legitimate contender this season. They have one of the best point guards in Jamal Murray, one of the most diverse players in Nikola Jokic, and a ton of young talent around them that put in 100% effort every single night.

Jokic is leading the team with 25.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. Murray is averaging 19.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Behind them, Michael Porter Jr. has emerged as their No. 3 scorer with 17.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Jazz vs. Nuggets Betting Odds & Lines

Will the Jazz continue their impressive run or will the Nuggets play spoilers on Sunday afternoon? BetOnline has the Denver Nuggets (-110) with the 1.5-point advantage over the Utah Jazz (-110). They also have the over/under listed at 220.5 total points.

Free Betting Pick

The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz are two of the most scary teams in the Western Conference. The Nuggets are struggling to find their groove, but can get it going any night. Meanwhile, the Jazz are bringing it every night and are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

As much as I’d love to see the Utah Jazz make it 12-straight against Denver, I see the Nuggets having the better day to end the weekend. They’ll be looking for revenge after losing to this Jazz team 109-105 earlier in the season, so expect a fun, exciting, and tight game on Sunday.

Final Score Prediction 114-109, Denver Nuggets.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Denver Nuggets (-1.5)

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