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Jazz open as NBA underdog vs Warriors

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Jan 7, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Odds

4-3TEAM RECORD2-5

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Jazz travelling to Golden State Saturday to face the Warriors on Saturday.

The Jazz will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 4-3 ATS. Utah is 3-4 on the totals; Golden State is 2-4-1.

View Utah vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 186 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Warriors and the No. 23-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-86 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 90.3 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 16 at 94.9 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 105.7 points per game when on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

In their last action, Utah was a 94-85 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Al Jefferson scored 20 points leading the Jazz to a 94-85 victory over Memphis at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Jazz at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
Golden State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to Cleveland, Tuesday, January 10
Golden State home to Miami, Tuesday, January 10

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