The Utah Jazz will host Nikola Jokic and his Denver Nuggets in action tonight. However, the reigning league MVP will not necessarily be a welcome guest.
Especially with Rudy Gobert left on the sidelines. He is one of the most viable counters of Jokic’s magic in the entire National Basketball Association. Eric Paschall will undoubtedly give his maximum effort, but the Nuggets (28-22) will always be looking to exploit this game.
The Jazz (30-21) will do everything in their power to stop them, but it won’t be easy. The league doesn’t usually hand out MVP trophies to stoppable players.
Both of these teams are coming off disappointing losses to the Minnesota Timberwolves. We’ll see who can turn things around tonight.
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets odds tonight
According to WynnBet, the Jazz are 2-point favorites to win this contest, and -130-point favorites on the money line. The Nuggets are +110 Money Line point underdogs.
The over/under is currently set at 224.5 points.
Utah Jazz starting lineup
This Jazz team remains ravaged by injuries. Look for Quin Snyder to deploy a starting lineup consisting of Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale and Eric Paschall.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
Any Utah Jazz fan knows Joe Ingles will be out for the season with a torn ACL. Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell will also be on the sidelines for tonight’s action, as will big man Hassan Whiteside.
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Prediction
Apparently WynnBet likes the Jazz odds tonight more than the J-Notes.
Difficult to predict a victory for the Jazzmen when Eric Paschall will be mainly responsible for keeping Nikola Jokic. The Serbian big man should take advantage of his size to attract double teams on the low block. It usually means danger to his opponent.
Otherwise, the Nuggets have been impacted by injuries since the start of the season. They’ve gotten used to the compromised formation they’ll likely field in tonight’s action.
The Jazz have been struggling lately, and that should continue until they are (relatively) healthy. It’s something they won’t be able to do for tonight’s game.
Prediction: Nuggets 121, Jazz 113
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Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets TV
Denver fans can catch this one on Altitude Sports, while jazz fans should tune in to AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Utah Jazz schedule and next game
The Jazz will enjoy a day off before a contest with the star-studded Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 4. After that, they will stay in New York for a game against the Knicks on February 7.
After that, they hope to bring some players back into rotation for a game with the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 9. The schedule gets a little softer after that, as they will play the Orlando Magic on Feb. 11 and the Houston. Rockets on Valentine’s Day.