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Jazz vs Warriors NBA Game Preview

Utah JazzGolden State Warriors
1-9November 16, 2013, 10:30 | Oracle Arena6-3

The visiting Jazz hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Oracle Arena against the Warriors.

The Jazz will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 5-3-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Utah is 4-6 on the totals; Golden State is 5-4.

View Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Warriors installed as -13.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 201.

The Warriors sit at No. 3 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 97-80.

In their last action, Utah was a 91-82 loser at home against the Spurs. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Derrick Favors scored 20 points and added 18 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 91-82 against San Antonio in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

Golden State won its last outing, a 116-115 result against the Thunder on November 14. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 231 combined points took the game OVER the total. Klay Thompson scored 27 points for Golden State on Thursday, leading the Warriors to a 116-115 victory over Oklahoma City at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 6-ranked offense (105.22 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 17 at 100.1 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 49.11% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (40.91% on average).

Next up:
Utah home to Golden State, Monday, November 18th