On Thursday night, the Utah Jazz will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 9 p.m. ET in what should be an intriguing matchup.
Both teams have had their ups and downs this season, and this will be the first of four games between them.
In this article, we’ll break down the Thunder vs. Jazz betting odds and offer our expert predictions and selections for the game.
We’ll also look at the latest injury news and discuss the key factors that could influence the outcome.
The Jazz (29-31) have had an inconsistent season, and they’re coming off a disappointing 117-111 loss to the Grizzlies in their last game.
However, they’ve been solid against the spread lately, going 3-0-1 in their last four games.
They’ll need to improve their defence if they want to win this game, as they’ve allowed the eighth-most points per game to guards this season.
The Thunder (28-29) are also coming off a win against the Rockets, and they’ve been impressive against the spread this season with a record of 35-21-1.
They’ll be at full strength for this game, while the Jazz will be without Collin Sexton due to a groin injury.
The injury list for this game is short, with only Sexton ruled out for the Jazz. The latest information can be found on the NBA’s official injury report.
Our prediction for this game is a close one, with the Thunder coming out on top with a score of 122-120.
It should be a high-scoring affair, with both teams ranking in the top half of the league in terms of pace.
We recommend passing on the moneyline in this game, as it’s too close to call. Instead, we suggest taking the spread to give the road side an advantage.
Against The Spread
We like the Thunder -1.5 at +100 odds. The Thunder have been strong as underdogs this season, going 26-13-1 against the spread, while the Jazz have struggled as favourites with an 11-18 ATS record. With Sexton out, the Thunder should be able to take advantage and cover the spread.
We’re taking the OVER 240.5 (-110) for this game. Both teams have been scoring well lately, and their defensive ratings don’t place them among the top 10 in the league.
The Jazz have scored 120 points or more in three of their last four games, while the Thunder have surpassed 130 points in three of their last four.
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