The Brooklyn Nets (13-12) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (9-17) on Monday, December 18th. This game will be played at Delta Center. Both the Nets and Jazz will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.
Nets vs Jazz
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Nets lost to the Warriors with a final score of 124-120. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Nets failed to cover the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 234.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Currently, the Nets are 13-12 and are above .500 as they prepare to take on the Jazz. Looking at the Eastern Conference, the Nets are in 9th place and are 4th in the Atlantic Division.
Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 17-7 as they come into today’s game. When playing on the road, the Nets hold an ATS record of 7-5 in contrast to a 10-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Jazz were defeated by the Kings in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 125-104. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Jazz failed to cover the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 229 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 235.
When looking at the Jazz’s overall record of 9-17, they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. At home, the Jazz are 7-5 compared to their 2-12 road record this season.
Utah has an overall ATS record of 13-13 as they come into today’s game. When playing on the road, the Jazz hold an ATS record of 4-10 in contrast to a 9-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Nets’ offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.4 points per contest. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.6 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
In 26 games games, Utah has an average of 111.7 points per game (22nd). The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.2 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Utah has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 16.3 turnovers per game.
Nets Team Defense
On the defensive side, Nets is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 114.7 points per game.
In their previous game, the Nets’ defense struggled against the Warriors, giving up 124 points on a field goal percentage of 48%.
Jazz Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Jazz is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.0 points per game (24th).
Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.5% and 37.5% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Nets And Jazz
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Cam Thomas as the primary point contributor for the Nets, finishing with 17 points while maintaining a 6/14 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 23.9 points per game, in addition to 3.2 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 14, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.9%, and his scoring average is 23.4 points per game.
Nets vs Jazz Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across their five previous home games, Utah has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 106 points per game.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Nets have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
Not only do we have the Nets winning this one by a score of 111-103, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Nets at -3.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 232 and given that our model is projecting 214 points between the teams, we like the under.
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