Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The San Antonio Spurs are the biggest favorites on the NBA lines for Sunday as they open their first-round Western Conference playoff series with Game 1 at home against the Utah Jazz.
San Antonio battles the Jazz, currently with a 36-30 mark (33-31-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 39-26-1 for the Spurs and 33-32-1 for the Jazz.
Sportsbooks have set the Spurs as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest at SBG Global. The total was listed at 207, but may be on the move.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spurs sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spurs will win this game 107-100.
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).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 102.2 points per game when on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.
Utah won its last outing, a 96-94 result against the Trail Blazers on April 26. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Jazz grabbed a 96-94 win over the Trail Blazers on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Alec Burks at EnergySolutions Arena.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 107-101 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Spurs earned a push in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 208 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Patty Mills went off for 34 points and added 5 rebounds leading San Antonio to a 107-101 win over Golden State on Thursday at Oracle Arena.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Jazz at Spurs trends to consider:
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 13 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 15 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 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 9-0-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Utah at San Antonio, Wednesday, May 2
San Antonio home to Utah, Wednesday, May 2