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Bucks vs Jazz Pick, Preview & Betting Odds For Friday, March 24th

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Check out our free Bucks vs Jazz pick and preview for Friday, March 24th. See who we like to win and cover the spread in today’s NBA matchup.

Check out our free Bucks vs Jazz pick and preview for this NBA game in Salt Lake City. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Bucks vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks at Utah Jazz
  • Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Date: Friday, March 24th
  • Betting Odds UTA +8.5, MIL -377 | UTA +291 O/U OFF

The Bucks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 52-20. So far, the team has gone 39-28-5 against the spread. Across the Bucks 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring margin of 21.5 points per game.

In their previous game, the Bucks took down the Spurs by a score of 130-94. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 19 point favorites. Not only did the team win the game, but they also outscored the Spurs in every quarter. In the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 60.9%.

So far, the Jazz have put together an overall record of 35-37, while going 39-30-3 vs the spread. Against the spread, Utah has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

The Jazz are coming off a dissappointing 127-115 loss to the Trail Blazers. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 5 points. In the loss, Utah got off to a slow start, trailing by 12 points going into halftime. In the loss, Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring with 40 points on a field goal percentage of 60.9%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Bucks picked up the 123-97 win over the Jazz. The Bucks point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 2.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Bucks saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Jazz, averaging 106.0 points per game. While the Bucks struggled on offense in the series, the Jazz maintained their usual level of scoring at 109.0 vs Milwaukee. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Bucks and Jazz have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just -2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Utah. A combined average of 228 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Heading into play, the Bucks offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.4 points per contest. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. If the Milwaukee offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

Currently, the Bucks defense is ranked 19th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.13 points per game vs the unit.

This season, the Bucks offense has primarily worked through Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 57 games, Antetokounmpo is 5th in the NBA at 31.2 points per game. So far, him and Holiday have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 50.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jrue Holiday is grabbing 5.0 rebounds for Milwaukee to go along with 7.3 assists.

Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.4 points per contest. This figure places them 6th in the league. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.3 possessions per contest.

Against the Bucks, the Jazz will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 10th ranked unit at 107.57 points per game.

Personel figures to be a big issue for the Jazz in today’s game, as both Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Markkanen leads the team in scoring at 25.7 points per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA. Not having Clarkson is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 20.8 points per game for Utah.

Bucks vs Jazz Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Jazz +8.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF

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