Thunder host Jazz in basketball action
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Jazz in basketball action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder currently sports a record of 12-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-5-2 ATS. The Jazz are 9-7 and 7-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 8-7-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 8-7-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Thunder) and the No. 13 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 108-101 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 12-rated squad against Utah's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 6 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.3 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
Utah was a 96-84 winner in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Utah got 19 points from Al Jefferson en route to a 96-84 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
Oklahoma City was a 120-98 winner in its last match at home against the Rockets. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston was run off the court by the Thunder on Wednesday as Oklahoma City blasted the Rockets 120-98 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Jazz at Thunder trends to consider:
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Utah is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah
Utah at Houston, Saturday, December 1
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, Saturday, December 1