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NBA betting: Utah at San Antonio

The San Antonio Spurs have already defeated the Utah Jazz twice this season and they'll look to add another notch in the win column on Saturday when the Jazz travel to San Antonio.

The Spurs and Jazz last met up on January 26 in Utah when the Spurs picked up a 112-105 win as a 3.5-point road favorite. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 26 points and seven assists, while Al Jefferson had 22 points and and nine rebounds for Utah.

View Utah vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Antonio opened as 12-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 200 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-99 victory for the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 103.7 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.4 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 102.7 points per game when on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

The Jazz were a 98-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Devin Harris scored 26 points for Utah on Thursday, but the Trail Blazers managed a 98-87 victory over the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 124-92 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Spurs covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Sacramento out of the gym and running up a 124-92 score at AT&T Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 7-3


A few Jazz at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah's last 10 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Utah's last 10 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Antonio's last 10 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio's last 9 games
San Antonio is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Utah at New Orleans, Monday, April 11
San Antonio at LA Lakers, Tuesday, April 12

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