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Utah Jazz have had poor results in early season match-ups against the Denver Nuggets

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The record almost speaks for itself.

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The Denver Nuggets (2-2) host the Utah Jazz tonight (2-2). These are the two worst teams, tied by record, in the Northwest Division -- and after tonight only one of those two teams will bare that shame. I'm not completely confident in what the Jazz are capable of right now. It's not just a shaken confidence because of what happened last night when Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum torched Utah in their home opener. No, this is looking at the last 10 times these two teams have faced off over the last 10 seasons of NBA action. The Jazz aren't coming out on top. Worse, Utah is usually getting blown out in Denver.

M D Year Road Home W / L Jazz +/-
1 1 JAN 20 2006 UTA 83 @ DEN 113 0 - 1 -30
2 1 JAN 6 2007 UTA 96 @ DEN 84 1 - 1 12
3 1 JAN 17 2008 UTA 109 @ DEN 120 1 - 2 -11
4 10 OCT 29 2008 DEN 94 @ UTA 98 2 - 2 4
5 10 OCT 28 2009 UTA 105 @ DEN 114 2 - 3 -9
6 10 OCT 27 2010 UTA 88 @ DEN 110 2 - 4 -22
7 12 DEC 28 2011 UTA 100 @ DEN 117 2 - 5 -17
8 11 NOV 9 2012 UTA 84 @ DEN 104 2 - 6 -20
9 11 NOV 11 2013 DEN 100 @ UTA 81 2 - 7 -19
10 12 DEC 1 2014 DEN 103 @ UTA 101 2 - 8 -2
2 - 8 -114

I hope things will be different tonight. I really do. It's the second night of a back-to-back for the Jazz. Dante Exum is already out. Derrick Favors is playing with a flu, if he's even cleared to play tonight. And Gordon Hayward is in a huge shooting slump. The team is starting a rookie at point guard, Raul Neto, and most of the time their best non- Rudy Gobert players have been two people who missed most of last season: Rodney Hood and Alec Burks.

Denver isn't the perfect team. They can be beat. But if they can attack the Jazz in transition, the formula for many of these blowouts, then it could be a carbon copy of some of our worst nights in the Mile High city.