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Brooklyn Nets vs Utah Jazz Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Nets of Brooklyn hit the hard court against the Jazz of Utah.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 37-36 so far on the season, and 38-34-1 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 42-30 and 34-36-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 35-37-1 and the Nets go 34-38 on the totals.
The visitors opened this morning as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 193.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-97 victory for the Nets.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 98.2 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.7 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.4 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
The Nets were a 109-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Denver and falling 109-87 at Pepsi Center.
Utah was a 105-95 winner in its last match on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 200 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Jazz got a 28-point performance from Mo Williams as Utah ran past Portland 105-95 on Friday at Rose Garden.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 9-1
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Nets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Brooklyn's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Brooklyn's last 20 games when playing Utah
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games at home
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Brooklyn at Cleveland, Wednesday, April 3
Utah home to Portland, Monday, April 1