Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Monday December 1, 2014 at 9:00 pm EST.
The (8-8) Denver Nuggets of the Western Conference Northwest division will make take trip from the Mile-high City to the Beehive State to take on the (5-12) Utah Jazz also of the Western Conference Northwest division in 2014 NBA action. They will play at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah This Sorts Handicapper thought Denver was going to struggle this year because of how tough the first two weeks of the season started, but they are getting on track. The Utah Jazz will probably be in the 2015 NBA draft lottery again. The Opening betting line has Denver as a 2′-point road favorite Against The Spread, and the total is posted at 209 points for Monday’s game.
2014-15 Denver Nuggets have won six of their last seven straight up and it started back on the 11th of November when Denver went into Cleveland as an 11′-point road underdog and won the game by nine points. Denver is scoring about 105 points per game and giving up the same amount on average. Denver is 5-2 Against The Number their last seven played in Salt Lake City and were 3- 2 ATS their last five on the road and the over has come in 5 of their last six overall. Denver is 6-3-1 Against The Spread, going over the total six time and staying under four their last 10 2014 NBA Expert Predictions this season. Denver has started pushing the basketball up and down the court again at a fast pace, and that has produced wins, they started out the season focused on defense but that didn’t work. Denver needs to keep playing their style and it should produce another winner on the road Monday, they then go back to the Mile High City for a game with Portland on the 2nd of this month.
The 2014 Utah Jazz are on a five-game skid and have lost their last nine of ten straight up. Utah started out the season strong but have faded lately, giving up nearly 102 points per contest and scoring 96.5 points per game. The over is 4-1-1 the last five times the teams have played at Energy Solutions Arena. Utah has covered the spread the last three times they have played Denver. The Jazz has dropped four of five to the number and were 2-2 their last four Against The Spread at home, going over the total twice and staying under twice. The key to a Utah win is to score points and play tough defense, they have done neither well lately. Gordon Heyward and Trey Burke need to step up their game.
Free Pick: Utah+2′.