The favored San Antonio Spurs will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series on Wednesday night when they meet the Utah Jazz once again in the second game of the set.
The Spurs handled the Jazz in a 106-91 home win in Game 1 of the series on Sunday, with Tony Parker leading San Antonio's offense with 28 points in the contest. Paul Millsap had 20 points for Utah.
Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 36-30 and 33-31-2 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 50-16 and 42-20-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Spurs are 39-26-1, while the Jazz are 33-32-1.
Bettors looking to side with the Spurs in this one will find them as 11-point favorites at SBG Global, while the total was sitting at 204.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Spurs and the No. 9-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-100 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 2-ranked offense (103.7 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 23 at 99 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 47.8% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
The Jazz were a 106-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah got 20 points from Paul Millsap but lost anyway 106-91 against the Spurs on Sunday at AT&T Center.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a win are 10-0
A few Jazz at Spurs trends to consider:
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 14 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 16 games when playing San Antonio
Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Utah
San Antonio is 10-0-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Utah home to San Antonio, Saturday, May 5
San Antonio at Utah, Saturday, May 5