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Oklahoma City ThunderUtah Jazz
27-7January 07, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena11-25

The Utah Jazz host Oklahoma City on Tuesday, looking to build on their 11-25 mark against the 27-7 Thunder in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

Utah will face the 27-7 Thunder, who own a 19-15 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 16-20 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunder are 18-16 favoring the OVER.

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Bettors looking to side with the Jazz in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 195.5 at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Thunder taking on the No. 21-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-85 win for the Thunder on Tuesday.

In their last action, Utah was a 110-99 loser on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jazz endured a 110-99 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Gordon Hayward at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 92.97 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 8 at 97.85 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 43.15% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.24% per game.

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Denver, Thursday, January 9th
Utah home to Cleveland, Friday, January 10th