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Jazz vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Wednesday, December 28th
  • Betting Odds GS +3.5, UTA -155 | GS +128 O/U OFF

The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-17. So far, the team has gone 19-15-2 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Utah is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.

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The Jazz are coming off a disappointing 126-122 loss to the Spurs. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 4 points. Utah was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Spurs by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Lauri Markkanen, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.

So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 17-18, while going 15-19-1 vs the spread. Against the Jazz, the Warriors are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 9.5.

The Warriors are looking to add another win to their resume, as they took down the Hornets by a score of 110-105. This win gave them an ATS push, as the team was 5 point favorites. Golden State benefited from holding a substantial first half lead, as the Hornets actually outscored the Warriors in the second half. In the win, Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 45.5%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Jazz saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 106.5 points per game. Like the Jazz, the Warriors scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 103.25 points per game vs Utah. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Warriors hold the edge at 3-1-1. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just -2 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-2-1. Combined, they averaged 218 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Utah offense is the 4th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.2 points per contest. 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. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 10th team in made field goals per contest.

Against the Warriors, 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.

On offense, Lauri Markkanen leads the Jazz in scoring at 23.1 points per game, placing him 27th in the NBA. Overall, Markkanen has hit 53.0% of his shots while accounting for 16.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 18th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 20.3 points per game, Jordan Clarkson is the 2nd leading scorer for the Jazz. For the season, he is 141st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 43.5%.

Through 35 games, Golden State is the 5th best scoring team at 116.5 points per game. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.0 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 15.7 made free-throws per game.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.

Golden State will be counting Jordan Poole to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Utah, as Stephen Curry has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Curry leads the team in scoring at 30.0 points per game. Poole is 2nd on the team at 19.6 points per contest, which sits 56.0th in the NBA. In his 35 games, he has hit 43.1% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 2.1 rebounds per game.

Jazz vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Jazz -3.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF

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