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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz in NBA odds tilt

Utah JazzOklahoma City Thunder
23-50March 30, 2014, 03:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena53-19



Oklahoma City will look to improve on its 53-19 record on Sunday when they host Utah in NBA odds action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Thunder bring a 53-19 record (38-32-2 ATS) to the battle against the 23-50 Jazz, who are 33-37-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 36-36 so far and the Jazz go 33-40. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as -14.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201.5 for Sunday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Thunder and the No. 26-rated Jazz in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-86 win for the Thunder on Sunday.

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The Jazz were a 102-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pelicans. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. The Jazz got 21 points from Gordon Hayward, but it was New Orleans that prevailed in a 102-95 final on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 94-81 result against the Kings on March 28. The Thunder earned a push in that game as a 13-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Kings were burned for 29 points by Kevin Durant on Friday as the Thunder picked up a 94-81 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 106.01 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 15 at 101.22 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.16% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 44.23% per game.

A few Jazz at Thunder trends to consider:
Utah is 2-5-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Utah is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Utah is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Utah is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Utah home to New York, Monday, March 31st
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Thursday, April 3rd

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