Jazz vs Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 10 (Shorthanded Utah No Match for Denver at Ball Arena)

Devon Platana
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
facebooktwitterreddit

Jazz vs Nuggets Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: 
  • Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado

  • Coverage: NBA League Pass, ROOT SPORTS Northwest

The 2022-23 NBA season rolls on with eight matchups slated for Saturday, Dec. 10, featuring a Western Conference meeting between the Utah Jazz (15-13) and Denver Nuggets (15-10).

The Jazz have collected losses in two of their last three outings, most recently falling 118-108 to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Meanwhile, momentum is on the Nuggets' side after they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 121-120 win against the Portland Trail Blazers two nights ago.

Can the Jazz bounce back with less than 24 hours of rest? Or will the Nuggets further add to Utah's woes?

Jazz vs Nuggets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: UTA: (+300) | DEN: (-375)
  • Spread: UTA: +8.5 (-110) | DEN: -8.5 (-110)
  • Total: 233 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Nuggets enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 233 points, which is the second-highest of Saturday's totals.

Jazz vs Nuggets Betting Trends

  • Utah is 1-5 straight up in its last six road games.
  • Denver is 12-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 17 games against Utah.
  • The total has hit the over in eight of Utah's last 12 games.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Denver's last eight home games.

Jazz vs Nuggets Prediction & Pick

There are a lot of things going against the Jazz in this one. On top of just playing last night, they'll also be without several key players, including both of their top point guards — Mike Conley (rest) and Colin Sexton (hamstring). On top of that, Utah has also lost five of its last six road games, recording a scoring margin of minus-6.0.

The Nuggets aren't perfect, but they're a solid 6-3 straight up at home this season. What's even more impressive is that each of those three losses came by three or fewer points, proving that Denver has a shot at winning any game at Ball Arena.

With the Jazz missing their best playmakers, their ball movement will suffer. The Nuggets have the talent to take advantage of any miscues, further improving the home team's chances of victory tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 117 | Jazz: 105

Jazz vs Nuggets Best Bet

Even though this game holds the second-highest projected total of the day, I recommend going with the under. Conley and Sexton's absence will hurt the Jazz's offense while will also be without Michael Porter Jr. and his 16.4 PPG clip again.

Considering that this season's two previous Jazz-Nuggets matchups both finished with fewer than 233 points on the board, I'm going with the under for tonight's tilt.

Bet: Under 233 Points (-110)

SIGN UP NOW. No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000. dark

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

facebooktwitterreddit