Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz NBA Pick – October 26

The NBA is set up with a solid slate of games throughout October 26. Five games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these matchups will be between the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz. These two teams have had strong starts to the season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 10:00 PM Eastern time.

Denver has opened up this season with a record of 2-1, which has them sitting in a tie for third place of the Western Conference. The Nuggets are coming off a loss on Monday night and will look to turn it around in this one. Denver will look to bounce back with a statement win on Tuesday night. The Nuggets are coming off a strong playoff run last season and will look to build on it early in this season.

The Jazz have put up a 2-0 record so far in this season, which has them sitting in second place of the Western Conference. Utah has opened up this season with a perfect record early. The Jazz also lost in the second round last postseason. Utah will look to pick it up even stronger early in this season. I expect Utah to try and come out fast in this matchup.

These two teams have been strong to open up this season and will look for a pivotal win on Tuesday night. The Nuggets are coming off a disappointing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Denver will look to avoid a slow start in this one though. If either team can come out hot from the field, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Denver Nuggets +7 (-109) +245 Over 218 ½ (-114)
Utah Jazz -7 (-111) -290 Under 218 ½ (-106)

 

Team Data Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz
Overall Record 2-1 2-0
Away/ Home Record 1-0 1-0
PPG 99.7 108.5
PPG Away/ Home 110 107
PAPG 97.7 93.5
PAPG Away/ Home 98 86

Betting Trends

Denver Nuggets

  • 106-68 SU over last three seasons
  • 82-87 ATS over last three seasons
  • 25-35 SU in last 60 games as an underdog
  • 29-29-2 ATS in last 60 games as an underdog
  • 34-37-3 ATS in last 74 games on road
  • 13-13 ATS in last 26 Tuesday night games
  • 22-17 ATS in last 39 games against division opponents

Utah Jazz

  • 107-57 SU in last three seasons
  • 83-77 ATS in last three seasons
  • 97-41 SU in last 138 games as favorite
  • 69-65-4 ATS in last 138 games as favorite
  • 40-31 ATS in last 71 home games
  • 7-5 ATS in last 12 Tuesday night games
  • 0-6 ATS in last six games after three or more days rest
  • 12-20 ATS in last 32 divisional games

These two teams met up three times throughout last season. Utah earned a record of 2-1 throughout those games. The Jazz will look to keep it up with another strong start in this one. Denver will look to bounce back with a statement win in this one though. If either team can come out hot, it could be enough for the win.

Field Goal Shooting

The Nuggets have been strong shooting the ball this season. Denver has made 48.2 percent of their shots from the field, which is 4th in the NBA. The Nuggets have also made 32.7 percent of their shots from deep, which is 20th in the league. Denver has also drained 62.1 percent of their free throws, which is 30th in the NBA.

Utah has been solid shooting the ball as well on the season. The Jazz have shot 42.5 percent from the field, which is 23rd in the league. Utah has been shooting 33.7 percent from behind the arc, which is 17th in the NBA. The Jazz have made 86.8 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 2nd in the league.

These two teams have been solid to open up this season and will look for a strong outing in this one. Utah has been a bit better on the defensive side of the ball. The Jazz have held their opponents to a 38.4 percent from the field, which is 2nd in the league. Denver will look for their defense to step up as well in this one.

Top Performers

Nikola Jokic has had a strong start to this season. Jokic has averaged 27.7 points and 16 rebounds per game this season. Will Barton is averaging 14.7 points per game. Michael Porter Jr. has averaged 11 points per game as well. Aaron Gordon is averaging 10.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to open the season.

Donovan Mitchell has had a strong start to the season. Mitchell is averaging 21.5 points per game. Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 17.5 points per game, while Rudy Gobert is averaging 16.5 points and 20.5 rebounds per game. Jordan Clarkson has also averaged 16.5 points per game. Mike Conley is averaging 13.5 points per game.

These two teams have been led by their stars early in the season. The Nuggets have seen Jokic pick up where he left off last season in his MVP run. Denver will look for some others to step up in this one with him though. Utah’s starting lineup has been really strong and will look to come out hot once again on Tuesday.

Pick Overview

Denver is coming off a tough loss on Monday night, but I think they will come out stronger in this one. The Nuggets are a top tier contender in the Western Conference and will look to stay competitive with Utah. I expect both teams to come out quickly as they look for what could be a tie breaking win late in the season.

BetOnline has the Jazz listed as a -7 against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to Utah at home on Tuesday night. I think that this spread should be closer to even with how strong these two teams are. The Nuggets have one of the best Centers in the league and he will look to attack Rudy Gobert in a must see matchup. I think Denver will keep this one close to cover the spread.

The Bet
Denver Nuggets +7
-109
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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