Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 3/20/2024

The Utah Jazz (29-39) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-20) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and televised on BSO. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz is coming off a loss to the Timberwolves in their latest game, ending with a score of 114-104. As the second half got underway, the Jazz were leading by a score of 59-53.

As they prepare to take on the Thunder, the Jazz come in at 29-39 overall and are looking to snap a two-game losing streak. In their 68 games, the Jazz are 14-25 against Western Conference opponents and 15-14 in non-conference play.

Utah comes in with an overall ATS record of 36-32 so far this season. On the road, the Jazz have an ATS record of 14-19 compared to a 22-13 record vs. the spread at home.

The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Grizzlies, Jalen Williams was the top scorer for Oklahoma City, recording 23 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 51.7%. Chet Holmgren also added 22 points as the Thunder won the game by a score of 118-112.

With their overall record at 47-20, the Thunder are coming into today’s game looking to add to their two game winning streak. When playing on the road, the Thunder are 20-13 compared to their record of 27-7 when playing at home.

Oklahoma City has an overall ATS record of 40-27 for the season so far. This season, Oklahoma City has a 29-22 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 11-5 as underdogs.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.2 points per game (10th).

When it comes to scoring, the Jazz are 10th in the league at 117.2 points per game. However, their scoring has been better at home (121.5 PPG) compared to on the road (112.6 PPG).

Utah has scored below the NBA scoring average in 38.2% of their games this season. They are also 10th in pace at 99.8 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Jazz have made 47% of their field goal attempts, which is 17th in the league. They are also 11th in three-pointers made but have hit just 36% of their attempts from beyond the arc.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

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The Thunder come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.7 points per game (3rd).

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 120.7 points per game (3rd). At home, they have been even better, putting up 122.8 points per game.

Oklahoma City’s offense has been efficient, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%. They have also been one of the best three-point shooting teams, hitting 39% of their attempts (1st).

Despite their high scoring numbers, the Thunder have been below the NBA scoring average in just 29.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game.

Jazz Team Defense

On average, the Utah defense is giving up 120.6 points per game (27th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Opponents are hitting 54.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 39.6% of their three-point attempts.

Thunder Team Defense

Currently, the Thunder’s defense holds the 13th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.1 points per game. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.7% and 36.8% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Jazz And Thunder

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Collin Sexton will be the primary scorer for the Jazz, with 20 points and going 7/14 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 18.4 points per game, along with 2.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be the top scorer for the Thunder. Our projection has him finishing the game with 30, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 54.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 30.9 points per game.

Jazz vs Thunder Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Utah has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Thunder have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-4.

Jazz vs Thunder Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Jazz vs. Thunder matchup, we’re leaning towards the Jazz at +14.5. Although our projections show the Thunder winning 117-108, we suggest placing your bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 230.5 and given that our model is projecting 225 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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