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Warriors Haven’t Been a Strong Bet as Double-Digit Favorites

At 24-4 SU, the Golden State Warriors have the best record in the NBA, but they’ve recently hit an ATS slide that’s seen them cover the spread in just one of their last six games. At 13-14-1 ATS on the season, oddsmakers haven’t made betting on the Warriors easy as they’ve faced double-digit spreads in 21 of their 28 games and will face another one tonight, opening at -11.5 vs Utah.

Shark Bites
  • When playing on two days of rest this season, Steph Curry is averaging 32.4 PPG.
  • The Jazz are 2-10 SU and ATS in their last 12 games on the road vs teams with winning records.
  • The Jazz are 0-6 SU in their last six games on the road vs the Warriors.

In case you’re wondering, the Warriors are just 9-12 ATS as double-digit favorites this season. They might be running into Utah at the wrong time as the Jazz are playing their best basketball of the season, winning seven of their last eight games which includes covers in six of their last seven. Utah has been a double-digit dog just once this season, to Golden State naturally, where the Jazz covered as 11.5-point dogs but failed to win straight up.

The game opened with a total of 209.5 points which will be one of the lowest totals the Warriors face this season. Perhaps the lower than normal total has to do with Golden State going UNDER in seven consecutive games, but bettors should also keep in mind that the Jazz are allowing just 94.6 points per game this season — good enough for best in the NBA. When the teams met earlier this month, they combined for 205 points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Golden State Warriors installed as -12-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 211.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 103-97 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Golden State Warriors are 24-4 so far on the NBA season, and 13-14-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Utah Jazz, meanwhile, are 18-10 and 16-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 13-12 and the Jazz go 15-10 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Utah injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Golden State Warriors and the No. 8-rated Jazz in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Utah Jazz rank No. 20 in the league with 43.26 per game. That compares with Golden State's No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA's No. 3-ranked team at 12 per game, while the Utah Jazz rate No. 11 with 9.68 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jazz blew out Sacramento on Saturday, running up the score in a 104-84 win at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Golden State got 30 points from Klay Thompson en route to a 116-108 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Target Center.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
  • Utah is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Golden State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Golden State is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games
  • Golden State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to Sacramento, Wednesday, December 21st
Golden State at Brooklyn, Thursday, December 22nd

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