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Can George & Anthony Bounce Back After Rough Game 2?

Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches action Utah Jazz during the second half of Game One of the Western Conference in the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 15, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Utah Jazz managed to even up their first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road and will look to take command in Game 3, which takes place in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Oklahoma City is 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in its past 10 playoff games.

MyBookie opened the Jazz as 4.5-point home favorites with a total of 207.

SHARK BITES
  • The Thunder are 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in the playoffs.
  • The Jazz are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • The Thunder are 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Jazz.

Utah fell behind in Game 2 but proceeded to outscore OKC 28-16 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 102-95 triumph. Star rookie Donovan Mitchell, who’s scored 55 points in the series, got some help from point guard Ricky Rubio, who finished the game with 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds after struggling to 5-of-18 from the field in Game 1.

Carmelo Anthony hasn’t had the smoothest of starts to his Thunder playoff career, as the veteran star is 11-of-31 from the floor through two games. Paul George went 6-of-21 from the field in Game 2, but Russell Westbrook recorded a double-double in each of the first two games.

The UNDER has been cashing when these teams get together, as five of the past six matchups between the clubs have gone below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Utah Jazz opened as -4.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 207 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 109-102 win for the Jazz. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Jazz bring a 49-35 record (44-39-1 ATS) to the battle against the 49-35 Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 35-48-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Utah Jazz go 40-43-1 so far and the Oklahoma City Thunder go 37-47. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

This game pits the Utah Jazz, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 20-rated NBA squad against Oklahoma City's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 14 in the league with 10.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 10.79 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Utah is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah's last 13 games
  • Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Utah, Monday, April 23rd

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