Denver (53-27 SU, 42-38 ATS) at Utah (49-31 SU, 42-36-2 ATS)
Tuesday 9:00 P.M. ET
Free NBA Pick: Jazz ATS
Recommended Sportsbook: Bovada
The Utah Jazz are gaining a lot of momentum heading into the postseason by racking up victories against some of the fiercest competition in the league.
Rudy Gobert has had a major bounce-back year coming back from a knee injury and asserting his defensive presence on the court. Gobert is averaging 13.5 points and ten rebounds per game over his last 7 contests and has helped anchor the Jazz team in the middle.
The Jazz must look past their 113-109 loss to the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Utah (49-31) now looks destined to be the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.
Utah stands two games behind the fourth-place Portland Trail Blazers (51-29) in the West. One more Portland win or one more Utah loss will give the Trail Blazers homecourt advantage in the probable first-round series with the Jazz.
Utah’s chances of getting back on track Tuesday are helped by the fact it has posted eight straight home victories over the Nuggets.
Meanwhile, Jokic is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday. He is averaging 17.0 points, 14.7 points, and 9.7 assists in three games against Utah this season, and had 28 points and matched his career best of 21 rebounds in a 114-108 road loss on Jan. 23.
The setback ended a seven-game winning streak and was just the club’s second loss in 14 games.
Denver has struggled to play in Utah and that trend will continue as the Jazz are 22-17 ATS at home on the season. Utah is a good and safe bet for bettors to wager on this Tuesday.