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NBA Game Preview - Jazz underdogs vs Thunder at Oklahoma City

Utah Jazz Oklahoma City Thunder
1-13 November 24, 2013, 07:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena 8-3



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Thunder try to run the Jazz off the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in pro hoops action.

The Thunder bring a 8-3 record (5-6 ATS) to the battle against the 1-13 Jazz, who are 6-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 7-4 so far and the Jazz go 5-9. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Thunder as -14-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 196.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Thunder) and the No. 26 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-81 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

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Last time out for Utah, they were a 103-93 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 103-93 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Marvin Williams at American Airlines Center.

The Thunder were a 105-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds leading Oklahoma City over Los Angeles, 105-91, on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 2-rated squad against Utah's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 22 in the league with 6.27 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.5 per outing.

Next up:
Utah home to Chicago, Monday, November 25th
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Wednesday, November 27th