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Jazz vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
- Date: Wednesday, March 29th
- Betting Odds SA +5, UTA -211 | SA +171 O/U OFF
The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 35-40. So far, the team has gone 40-32-3 against the spread. The Jazz head into today’s action in the midst of a 4 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -15.5.
Utah is trying to bounce back from a 117-103 loss to the Suns. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Utah was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Suns by 14 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Lauri Markkanen, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 27.3% of his shots.
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-56. So far, the team has gone 30-45-0 against the spread. The Spurs head into today’s action in the midst of a 4 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -31.75.
Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Celtics. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 137-93 as 17 point underdogs. San Antonio struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 10 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Zach Collins, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Spurs picked up the win 126-122 win over the Jazz. Heading into the game, San Antonio was the 4.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Spurs have a record of 2-1 vs the Jazz. Similar to their season-long average, the Jazz averaged 112.67 points per game vs the Spurs. Just like the Jazz, the Spurs maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 112.0 points per game vs Utah. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 4-1. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 2 points per game separates the teams. A combined average of 216 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
The Utah offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 117.1 points per game. When looking at the Jazz pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.3. If the Jazz offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 19th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Against the Spurs, 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.
In their upcoming game against the Spurs, 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 55th in the league in usage rate, averaging 25.7 points per game.
Through 75 games, the Spurs are averaging 112.0 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Spurs are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.6 possessions per game. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 25th in the league in overall field goal percentage at 52.4%.
Against the Jazz, the Spurs will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 23rd in points allowed.
San Antonio will be relying on Tre Jones to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Utah. Keldon Johnson has been ruled out. So far this season, Johnson has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 22.0 points per game. Jones is 2nd on the team with 12.4 points per game, which places him 125.0th in the NBA. In 61 games, he has hit 44.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 3.5 rebounds per game.
Jazz vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz -5.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF