The Golden State Warriors (25-25) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (26-27) on Monday, February 12th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on NBCS. The Warriors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Warriors vs Jazz
The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win
The Warriors’ most recent game versus the Suns saw Stephen Curry lead the Warriors with 30 points while shooting 10/22 from the field. The Warriors picked up a 113-112 win, and Jonathan Kuminga also added 21 points which was 2nd on the team.
With a 25-25 record, the Warriors are hoping to go above .500 when they face the Jazz. In the Western Conference, the Warriors are currently in 10th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.
The Warriors are riding a four game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 26-23. This season, Golden State has a 12-17 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 14-6 when playing as underdogs.
The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Jazz lost to the Suns with a final score of 129-115. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Jazz couldn’t cover the spread as +5.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 239 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Coming into today’s game, the Jazz are 26-27 overall and are 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Jazz are 17-7 compared to 9-20 on the road.
Utah comes in with an overall ATS record of 31-22 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Utah is 10-4 vs. the spread while going 21-18 as the underdog.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 119 points per game.
This season, the Warriors are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, ranking 4th in both three-pointers made and attempted per game. Overall, they are 6th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.
In terms of scoring, the Warriors are 6th in the league at 119 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 120.1 points per game compared to 118.1 at home.
When it comes to two-point shooting, Golden State is 17th in field goal percentage, making 47% of their attempts. They are also 17th in two-point shooting percentage.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
The Jazz arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 117.8 points per game (11th).
This season, the Jazz are 4th in the league in scoring at home, averaging 123.9 points per game. Overall, they are 11th in the NBA at 117.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Utah is 10th in the league at 100.1 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 13th in the league in made threes at 13.2 per game. However, they are just 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of free throws, Utah is 6th in the NBA in made free throws at 19.2 per game.
Overall, the Jazz are 19th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of assists, they are 7th in the NBA at 28.4 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounds, Utah is 2nd in the league at 12.8 per game.
Warriors Team Defense
Defensively, the Warriors come into today’s game ranked 20th in the NBA at 117.8 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 29th in the league over their last three games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Warriors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.8% from downtown.
Jazz Team Defense
Looking at the Jazz defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 119.9 points per game (24th). The Jazz defense is coming off a game in which they held the Suns offense to just 43.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 129 points to Phoenix.
Key Players For The Warriors And Jazz
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Stephen Curry will be the primary scorer for the Warriors, with 27 points and going 9/19 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28.1 points per game, along with 4.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 50.1%, and his scoring average is 23.7 points per game.
Warriors vs Jazz Trends
- In their last five road games, Golden State has averaged 124 points per game while allowing 110 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
- In their last three games at home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 110 points per game in this stretch.
- The last three games that Utah was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Warriors have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 6-4.
We’re putting our money on the Warriors to win, and have the projected score sitting at 124-111. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Warriors at -1.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 242, and our model predicts the Warriors and Jazz to score a combined 235 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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