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Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets meet at ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the Jazz as -1-point favorites versus the Nuggets, while the game's total opened at 217.5.

In their last action, Denver was a 125-115 loser at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (240) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Utah was a 119-111 loser in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They covered the +9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 230 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 43-26 SU,32-35-2 ATS
Utah is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games on the road

Team record: 45-24 SU,32-34-3 ATS
Denver is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to Dallas Monday, August 10
Denver at Los Angeles Monday, August 10