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Thunder face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Oklahoma City ThunderUtah Jazz
March 20, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz Odds

34-11TEAM RECORD23-22

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Tuesday when the Jazz try to run the Thunder off the court at EnergySolutions Arena in pro hoops action.

Utah battles the Thunder, currently with a 34-11 mark (25-20 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-21-1 for the Jazz and 23-22 for the Thunder.

View Oklahoma City vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 17 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 105-98.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 8-ranked offense (97.7 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.6 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.3% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.3 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

The Thunder were a 111-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. The Thunder got a 28-point performance from Russell Westbrook as Oklahoma City ran past Portland 111-95 on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 103-99 winner as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah got 24 points from Paul Millsap en route to a 103-99 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Thunder at Jazz trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, March 21
Utah at Sacramento, Thursday, March 22