Check out our free Jazz vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Jazz vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Sunday, April 2nd
- Betting Odds BKN -8.5, UTA +301 | BKN -396 O/U OFF
The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 36-41. So far, the team has gone 42-32-3 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Utah is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
Utah will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Nets, as they previously lost to the Celtics by a score of 122-114. However, because they entered as 13 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Utah was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Celtics by 8 going into halftime. In the loss, Talen Horton-Tucker led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 42.9%.
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 42-35. So far, the team has gone 40-36-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Brooklyn will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 13.0 points.
Brooklyn is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Hawks at home. With the 124-107 victory, they also covered the spread as 1 point underdogs. Brooklyn went on to win the game, as they led by 4 heading into halftime. In the win, Mikal Bridges led the team in scoring with 42 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nets picked up the win 117-106 win over the Jazz. Heading into the game, Brooklyn was the 4.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Jazz averaged 115.5 points per game vs the Nets. Similar to the Jazz, the Nets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Utah, the team averaged 108.0 points per game. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Jazz and Nets have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 0 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Brooklyn. A combined average of 220 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.2 points per contest. This figure places them 6th in the league. So far, Utah is averaging 100.4 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 18th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 54.8%.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Jazz are giving up an average of 107.57 points per game, good for 10th in the NBA.
In their upcoming game against the Nets, the Jazz may be without two of their top scorers. Jordan Clarkson is already listed as out, while Lauri Markkanen is questionable. Smart bettors will be paying close attention to the injury report for this game. If he is able to play, Lauri Markkanen will likely be more aggressive on offense. He has accounted for 19.3% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 56th in the league in usage rate, averaging 25.7 points per game.
For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 17th in scoring at 113.7 points per contest. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.8 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).
Small-Forward Mikal Bridges currently leads the Nets at 20.1 points per game. For the season, he is 111st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Bridges is averaging 4.4 boards and 3.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 7th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Spencer Dinwiddie enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 75 games, he is averaging 17.5 and is 148th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Jazz vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz +8.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF