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Thunder face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Oklahoma City ThunderUtah Jazz
April 9, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz Odds

56-21TEAM RECORD41-37

The Jazz will be trying to slam the Thunder on Tuesday when the teams tip off at EnergySolutions Arena in NBA betting action.

Utah will face the 56-21 Thunder, who own a 45-29-3 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 38-39-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunder are 35-39-3 favoring the OVER.

View Oklahoma City vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thunder were listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 202 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Jazz and the No. 1-ranked Thunder, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 109-100 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 6 in the league with 43.6 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 13 with 7.3 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 98.2 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring on their home court.

The Thunder were a 125-120 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (245) made winners of OVER bettors. The Thunder got a terrific 37-point performance from Russell Westbrook but New York handed them a 125-120 defeat on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 97-90 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah got 25 points from Mo Williams en route to a 97-90 victory over Golden State on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Thunder at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Utah
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Golden State, Thursday, April 11
Utah home to Minnesota, Friday, April 12