The Oklahoma City Thunder (35-15) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (25-26) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Thunder vs Jazz
The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
The Thunder picked up a win over the Raptors in their latest game, finishing with a score of 135-127. The Thunder were favored by -8.5 heading into the game, but their 8 point victory failed to cover the spread. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 237.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Coming into today’s game, the Thunder are 35-15 overall and have won three straight games. In the Western Conference, they are in 1st place and are leading the Northwest division.
Oklahoma City has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 32-18 against the spread. As the favorite this season, Oklahoma City is 21-13 vs. the spread while going 11-5 as the underdog.
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Bucks, Lauri Markkanen was the top scorer for the Jazz’s offense, scoring 21 points and shooting 8/15 from the field. As the Jazz secured the victory with a final score of 123-108, Collin Sexton also chipped in with 19 points.
After defeating the Thunder, the Jazz will get back to .500 for the season and are now 25-26 overall. In the Western Conference, they are in 10th place and are 4th in the Northwest division.
In terms of the spread, Utah currently holds an ATS record of 30-21, which is above .500. The Jazz have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 10-4 against the spread when they are the favorites.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
The Thunder step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 120.8 points per game (4th).
On the road this season, the Thunder are averaging 118.7 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 4th in the league at 120.8 points per game.
So far, Oklahoma City has outscored the NBA average in 68% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Thunder are 2nd in the league at 50%. They are also the top team in true shooting percentage.
In terms of three-point shooting, the Thunder are 3rd in three-point percentage at 38%. They are averaging 13.2 made threes per game, which is 13th in the league.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Utah offense is the 11th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.7 points per contest.
The Jazz have been one of the most potent offenses in the league this season, averaging 117.7 points per game (11th). However, they have been even better at home, where they are scoring 123.9 points per game (4th).
Utah’s offense has been reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 12th in the league in made threes per game (13.2). In terms of pace, the Jazz are 9th in the NBA at 100.1 possessions per game.
Despite their strong overall offensive numbers, Utah is just 19th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 14th in the league at 55%.
Thunder Team Defense
So far, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 12th in the league at 112.8 points per contest. In their previous game, the Thunder’s defense struggled against the Raptors, giving up 127 points on a field goal percentage of 47%.
Jazz Team Defense
On defense, the Jazz are ranked 23rd in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 56.9% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Jazz are forcing 15.1 per game, which is 30th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Key Players For The Thunder And Jazz
In today’s game, we anticipate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the scoring for the Thunder, contributing 30 points while shooting 10/19 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 31.1 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Lauri Markkanen as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 24 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 49.6%, and his scoring average is 23.5 points per game.
Thunder vs Jazz Trends
- Oklahoma City has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 117 points per game while allowing 105. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- Across their three previous home games, Utah has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 117 points per game.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.
- Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Thunder have an overall record of 3-0 while going 1-2 against the spread.
In this Thunder vs. Jazz matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Jazz at +3. While we project the Thunder to win 116-115, our recommendation is to bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 241.5, and our model predicts the Thunder and Jazz to score a combined 231 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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