Jazz battle vs Spurs highlights NBA odds

San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz
8-1 November 15, 2013, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena 1-8



Utah looks to cover the Jazz-Spurs pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 1-8 mark when they host San Antonio in NBA action.

The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 5-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). San Antonio is 3-6 on the totals; Utah is 4-5.

View San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

Utah opened as 8-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 193 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Jazz) and the No. 17 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-77 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.

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In their last action, San Antonio was a 92-79 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tony Parker scored 16 points leading the Spurs to a 92-79 victory over Washington at AT&T Center on Wednesday.

Utah won its last outing, a 111-105 result against the Pelicans on November 13. The Jazz covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans was victimized for 27 points and 10 assists by Gordon Hayward as the Jazz defeated the Pelicans 111-105 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 30-ranked offense (89.56 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 2 at 90.11 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 41.23% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (47.75% on average).

Next up:
San Antonio home to Boston, Wednesday, November 20th
Utah at Golden State, Saturday, November 16th