The Golden State Warriors (18-22) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (22-20) on Wednesday, January 17th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on NBCS. The Jazz are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pacers. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Warriors vs Jazz
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Warriors lost to the Grizzlies with a final score of 116-107. the Warriors entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 56-54.
As of now, the Warriors have a 1-2 record in their last three games, and their overall record is 18-22. In the Western Conference, they are in 12th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.
Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 18-21 so far this season. The Warriors have been unable to cover the spread in their last three games as favorites, and they hold a 11-5 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
The Jazz picked up a win over the Pacers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 132-105. The Jazz not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -7.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 237 points ended up below the over/under line of 245.5.
Heading into today’s game, the Jazz have a 22-20 overall record, including a six game winning streak. In the Western Conference, they are 9th and 4th in the Northwest division.
Against the spread, Utah have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 26-16 ATS. Utah has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 10-12 ATS on the road compared to 16-4 at home.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Golden State is averaging 117.2 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league.
Heading into their matchup with the Jazz, the Warriors are 10th in the league in scoring at 117.2 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 118.9 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.0% of their games. In terms of pace, Golden State is 13th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Warriors are one of the best in the league, ranking 4th in both three-point makes and attempts. Overall, they have made 14.7 threes per game and are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Jazz are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.8 points per game (11th).
When playing at home, the Jazz are the 5th highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 123.6 points per game. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 116.8 points per game. In terms of pace, the Jazz are 9th in the league.
Utah’s offense relies heavily on the three-point shot, as they average 37.1 attempts per game (11th). However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 35% (22nd).
So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 8th in the league at 19 makes per game.
Warriors Team Defense
Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 23rd rank in the NBA, allowing 118.2 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Warriors’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.2% and allowing 36.2% from beyond the arc.
Jazz Team Defense
At this time, the Jazz’s defense is positioned 22nd in the NBA, permitting 118.2 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Warriors And Jazz
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Stephen Curry is set to be the main scorer for the Warriors, recording 26 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.7 points per game, in addition to 4.2 rebounds.
On the other side, Lauri Markkanen is our projected leading scorer for the Jazz. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49.7% and is averaging 24 points per contest.
Warriors vs Jazz Trends
- In their last three road games, Golden State has averaged 121 points per game while allowing 125. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- Through their last ten home games, Utah has an ATS record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 117 points per game.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Warriors have a strong record vs the spread going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Jazz have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 8-2.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Jazz vs. Warriors matchup, our bet is to grab the Warriors at +4.5. Even though our projections have the Jazz winning 113-110, we see the Warriors as the play on the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 242.5, and our model predicts the Warriors and Jazz to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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