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Are the Jazz Worth a Look as Home Underdogs?

The Golden State Warriors have completely outmatched the Utah Jazz through two games of their second-round series which has led many pundits to question if the Dubs have enough competition in the Western Conference. With the series shifting to Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward and company will look to put forth a better performance in Game 3 on Saturday. Sportsbooks opened the Warriors as 5.5-point road favorites with a total of 209.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • The Jazz are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
  • The UNDER is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings in Utah.

The Jazz were behind by six points after the first quarter of Game 1 and lagged behind by 18 points after the first frame of Game 2, so getting off to a good start will be imperative if they want to keep this series relatively close. Warriors power forward Draymond Green knocked down four of his five 3-pointers in the first quarter of the last contest and finished with 21 points before taking a scary fall in the fourth quarter.

All-Star small forward Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 33 points in Game 2 after slumping to 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting in Game 1. The Jazz are awaiting the return of point guard George Hill, who sat out Game 2 with a toe injury and remains day-to-day.

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr, who hasn’t appeared in the series, is not expected to return due to complications via back surgery. The Warriors are getting along just fine in his absence however, so it shouldn’t scare off sports bettors.

While the Dubs are getting the job done on the court, they haven’t been so successful at the betting window. Golden State failed to cover the spread in the opening two tilts as big favorites at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Golden State Warriors listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 209 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 106-104 win for the Warriors on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Golden State Warriors will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 43-41-4 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Utah Jazz are 44-44-3 ATS. Golden State is 36-52 vs the betting total points scored; Utah is 46-45. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Golden State injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Golden State Warriors taking on the No. 10-rated Utah Jazz in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden State Warriors rank No. 7 in the league with 44.5 per game. That compares with Utah's No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA's No. 13-ranked team at 9.67 per game, while the Golden State Warriors rate No. 4 with 11.97 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 14-5-2 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Utah is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Utah is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State at Utah, Monday, May 8th

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