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Underdog Jazz Facing Herculean Task vs Warriors in Game 4

Stephen Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors watched the Cleveland Cavaliers dispatch the Toronto Raptors on Sunday to become the first NBA team to start 8-0 in the playoffs for two consecutive years. The Dubs have an opportunity to win eight in a row themselves with Game 4 of their conference semifinal series staged for Monday in Salt Lake City. Sportsbooks opened the Jazz as 8.5-point home underdogs with a total of 206.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Warriors' last five games on the road.
  • The Jazz are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games at home.
  • The Warriors are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against the Jazz.

The Jazz led by as many as nine points in the third quarter of Game 3 on Saturday and held Curry and Klay Thompson to a combined 7-for-29 from the floor but still lost 102-91. All-star small forward Gordon Hayward did everything he could by contributing 29 points and six assists but his teammates struggled to 39 percent shooting from the field.

Jazz starting point guard and second-leading scorer George Hill sat out the last two games with a toe injury and remains questionable for Game 4 as of this writing.

It’s a known fact, but it’s worth stating again: no NBA team has ever recovered from a 3-0 series deficit in a best-of-seven series. I would say stranger things have happened and Utah has a chance, but that might even be a stretch. The Warriors are unstoppable right now, and anything other than an NBA championship would be a disappointment in Oakland.

The Dubs have been a fantastic bet in one regard of late: cashing tickets on the road. In the Warriors’ last eight away from home, they’re 8-0 SU and ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Utah Jazz as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 8-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 206.5 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 107-99 win for the Warriors. 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 Utah Jazz sport a record of 55-37 and 44-45-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Golden State Warriors sit at 74-15 and 44-41-4 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 46-46 for the Utah Jazz and 36-53 for the Golden State Warriors. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Golden State injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 10-rated Utah Jazz and the No. 1-rated Warriors in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah's No. 28-ranked offense averaging 100.42 PPG, against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 10 at 103.87 PPG. The Utah Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 46.57% so far, less than the Golden State Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 49.35% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kevin Durant went off for 38 points and added 13 rebounds leading Golden State to a 102-91 win over Utah on Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 15-5-2 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
  • Utah is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State home to Utah, Wednesday, May 10th

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