Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3/4/2024

The Washington Wizards (9-51) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (27-34) on Monday, March 4th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. Both the Wizards and Jazz will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Clippers by a score of 140-115. The Wizards managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 79-64.

With their game against the Jazz, the Wizards are 9-51 this season and are trying to reach .500. In their 60 games, the Wizards are 6-32 against Eastern Conference teams and 3-19 in non-conference games.

Washington currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 28-31 at this point. The Wizards have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 28-28 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Heat, Keyonte George was the top scorer for the Jazz’s offense, scoring 31 points and shooting 12/23 from the field. Lauri Markkanen finished 2nd on the team with 25 points, but Utah ended the game with a 126-120 loss.

Coming into their matchup with the Wizards, the Jazz have a 27-34 record and are looking to snap their three game losing skid. In the Western Conference, they are 11th overall and are 4th in the Northwest division.

Utah arrives with an ATS record of 33-28 for the season up to this point. When playing on the road, the Jazz hold an ATS record of 14-18 in contrast to a 19-10 record against the spread when playing at home.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

The Wizards come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 114.6 points per game.

Heading into their game against the Jazz, the Wizards are the NBA’s top-ranked team in pace at 102.9 possessions per game. They are also 15th in scoring at 114.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.7% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 16th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 26th in three-point percentage at 35%. They are also 19th in three-point makes at 12.2 per game.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.5 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league.

At home, the Jazz are 6th in the league in scoring at 123.2 points per game. Overall, they are 9th in the NBA at 117.5 points per contest. So far, they have outscored the league average in 59% of their games.

Utah’s offense has been one of the most efficient in the league, ranking 15th in true shooting percentage. They are also 8th in pace at 100.2 possessions per game.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Jazz are 12th in made threes per game but just 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 20th in field goal percentage.

Wizards Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 124.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 71.7% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.7% while allowing 36.8% from downtown.

Jazz Team Defense

Facing Washington, the Jazz aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.5 points allowed per game (26th). The Utah defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Utah.

Key Players For The Wizards And Jazz

For today’s matchup, we project Kyle Kuzma to lead the scoring for the Wizards, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 9/19. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.2 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Collin Sexton as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.5%, and he is contributing 17.9 points per game on average.

Wizards vs Jazz Trends

  • Although Washington has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 108 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.

Wizards vs Jazz Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Wizards vs. Jazz game, our recommendation is to take the Wizards at +7. Despite our model showing the Jazz winning 110-109, we like Wizards as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 238.5, and our model projects the Wizards and Jazz to reach a combined total of 219 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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