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NBA Odds: Thunder vs. Jazz

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be in Utah on Friday night for an NBA betting matchup against the Jazz.

The Thunder are 6-4 straight up and 5-4-1 against the spread in their last 10 games against Utah, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in five of the past six meetings between the clubs.

View Oklahoma City vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Utah opened as 2-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 200.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 102-98.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 10-ranked offense (97 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 21 at 96.8 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 98.8 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 106-101 result against the Kings on February 9. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Oklahoma City got 33 points from Russell Westbrook en route to a 106-101 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Utah was a 104-99 loser in its last match on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Paul Millsap scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 104-99 to Indiana at Conseco Fieldhouse on Tuesday).

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Thunder at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Utah is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Utah is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Utah, Tuesday, February 14
Utah at Memphis, Sunday, February 12

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