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San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Odds
EnergySolutions Arena will feature Jazz vs. Spurs action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 18-4 and 15-6-1 ATS so far this season, while the Jazz are at 12-10 and 10-11-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 12-9-1, while the Spurs are 14-8.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Jazz as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 204, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 13 and the Spurs at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 110-103 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 8-ranked offense (101.3 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.3 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.5% on average).
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.6 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 134-126 result against the Rockets on December 10. The Spurs covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 260 combined points took the game OVER the total. San Antonio went on a scoring spree on Monday at Toyota Center, running up a big 134-126 victory over the Houston Rockets in NBA betting action.
Utah won its last outing, a 117-110 result against the Lakers on December 9. The Jazz covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Jazz grabbed a 117-110 win over the Lakers on Sunday, behind a 24-point effort from Paul Millsap at STAPLES Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Spurs at Jazz trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
San Antonio is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
San Antonio at Portland, Thursday, December 13
Utah at Phoenix, Friday, December 14