Utah Jazz Travel to Oklahoma to Face the Thunder
The Utah Jazz are still jostling for positioning in the Western Conference. However, they’ve struggled to put teams away lately, which could pose a problem. They’ll come in favored to beat the Thunder on Sunday, but can the cover?
Not long ago, the worst team in the Western Conference took the Jazz to overtime. Could we see the same scenario play out on Sunday?
Oklahoma City doesn’t have a great record, but they’ve claimed some notable wins. Recently, the Thunder were able to take down the Denver Nuggets, 119-107. Although they might not be the favored team, they have a good chance of winning this game.
The question is, if they don’t win, can they cover the spread. Looking at both teams, who’s the best bet for Sunday night?
Game Preview: Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder March 6th
The Utah Jazz are among the best in the NBA in terms of scoring. They average 114.11 points per game and rank second in the NBA in this category. As they head out to Oklahoma City, they’ll have a distinct advantage in this aspect.
The Oklahoma City Thunder only average 102.13 points per game. Between these two teams, the Jazz clearly has the better offense.
The Oklahoma City Thunder might not have a good offense, but they’ve won some key games recently. Their most recent one of note was over the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic. Another interesting note about Oklahoma City is they’ve done incredibly well against the spread.
So, depending on how much Utah is favored by, the Oklahoma City Thunder could be a good pick.
Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Prediction
The last ten games between these two teams has seen the Utah Jazz win six of those games. However, in terms of betting, the Utah Jazz are 3-7 against the spread in those games.
With how they’ve played the Thunder in the past, taking the Jazz could be a tough pick. In their last game, the Jazz were favored by 14 points; they won the game but only by a six-point margin.
As we mentioned above, Oklahoma City has a great record against the spread this year. Currently, they’re 37-21-4, which is pretty great considering they’ve only won 20 games.
They’ll come in as underdogs in this game, and the spread could be pretty large. They’re also dealing with a fair amount of injuries, hurting their chances at winning the game and covering the line.
Still, with their record against the spread, we’re going to take the Oklahoma City Thunder. They’ll be playing at home and spotted a fair amount of points. When betting on the total, we’d definitely recommend taking the under.
In the last ten games between these two, the total has gone under seven times. Take the Thunder against the spread and the under on Sunday.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.