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San Antonio favored by 14 against Utah on Saturday

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Dec 31, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

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NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Jazz of Utah hit the hard court against the Spurs of San Antonio.

The Spurs sport records of 2-1 and 2-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Jazz sit at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Spurs and 2-1 for the Jazz.

View Utah vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Jazz are listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Spurs and the No. 24-rated Jazz in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-83 win for the Spurs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 10-ranked offense (98.3 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 29 at 104 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.5 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Utah won its last outing, a 102-99 result against the 76ers on December 30. The Jazz covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Derrick Favors scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Utah on Friday, leading the Jazz to a 102-99 victory over Philadelphia at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Spurs were a 105-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio was run off the court by the Rockets on Thursday as Houston blasted them 105-85 at Toyota Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Jazz at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 11 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah's last 11 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 12 games
San Antonio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Antonio's last 11 games when playing at home against Utah
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Antonio's last 11 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah home to New Orleans, Monday, January 2
San Antonio at Minnesota, Monday, January 2

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