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NBA Game Preview - Warriors underdogs vs Jazz at Utah

Golden State WarriorsUtah Jazz
April 6, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Odds

21-32TEAM RECORD28-27

The Warriors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Jazz in Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday in NBA action.

The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 29-24 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 27-27-1 ATS. Golden State is 26-26-1 on the totals; Utah is 28-26-1.

View Golden State vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Warriors are listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 203.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Jazz) and the No. 25 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-97 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 4-rated squad against Golden State's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 30 in the league with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8 per outing.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.8 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State won its last outing, a 97-94 result against the Timberwolves on April 4. The Warriors covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 191 combined points took the game UNDER the total. David Lee went off for 31 points and added 8 rebounds leading Golden State to a 97-94 win over Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Center.

The Jazz were a 107-105 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Paul Millsap went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Phoenix defeated Utah, 107-105 at EnergySolutions Arena.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Warriors at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Golden State's last 10 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
Golden State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 10 games when playing Golden State
Utah is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Golden State home to Denver, Saturday, April 7
Utah at San Antonio, Sunday, April 8

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