utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards Prediction 1/25/2024

The Utah Jazz (22-23) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (7-36) on Thursday, January 25th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. Both the Jazz and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz were defeated by the Pelicans in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 153-124. The Jazz turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 77-59.

Heading into their matchup with the Wizards, the Jazz have an overall record of 22-23 and are hoping to end a three game losing streak. In Western Conference games, the Jazz are 12-18 and are 10-5 in non-conference games.

Utah currently has an ATS record of 27-18, placing them above .500 against the spread. During this season, Utah has a 7-2 record against the spread as favorites and 20-16 as underdogs.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Timberwolves, Deni Avdija was the top scorer for Washington, recording 24 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%. Kyle Kuzma put up 17 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Washington ended up losing the game with a final score of 118-107.

In their last ten games, the Wizards are 1-9 and have an overall record of 7-36 as they prepare to take on the Jazz. Currently, the team is in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Southeast division.

So far, Washington’s ATS record is below .500 at 20-23. As the favorite this season, Washington is 0-3 vs. the spread while going 20-20 as the underdog.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Jazz arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 117.4 points per game (12th).

When it comes to scoring, the Jazz are 12th in the NBA at 117.4 points per game. However, their scoring numbers drop on the road, where they average 111.8 points per contest (21st).

Utah has outscored the NBA scoring average in 60% of their games this season. They have also been a strong offensive rebounding team, ranking 3rd in the league in that category.

So far, the Jazz have made an average of 13.2 three-pointers per game (13th). In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Through 43 games the Wizards are averaging 115.2 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Wizards are scoring 115.2 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 116.0 points per game.

Washington leads the NBA in pace at 102.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th in the league at 47%. From three-point range, they are shooting 35% (22nd).

When it comes to assists, the Wizards are 9th in the NBA with 27.9 per game. In terms of free throws, they are 23rd in attempts (21.5) and 22nd in makes (16.6).

Jazz Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 119.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 55.6% of their games. Utah’s defense is currently forcing 15.2 turnovers per game, which is 30th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.

Wizards Team Defense

At present, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 30th, allowing 124.7 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.9% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Jazz And Wizards

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Lauri Markkanen is set to be the main scorer for the Jazz, recording 24 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.6 points per game, along with 8.7 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.7 points per game.

Jazz vs Wizards Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 119 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Washington has averaged 106 points per game while allowing 115. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Utah has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Jazz vs Wizards Prediction

In this Jazz vs. Wizards matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +7.5. While we project the Jazz to win 113-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 244, and our model projects the Jazz and Wizards to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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