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Utah JazzOklahoma City Thunder
Feb 14, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD21-6

The Thunder will hit the floor running against the visiting Utah Jazz on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Jazz will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 13-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 15-12 ATS. Utah is 12-15 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 14-13.

View Utah vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 201 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Jazz odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Jazz sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-97 win for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 7-rated squad against Utah's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 14 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 3.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.1 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were an 86-80 loser as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah got 14 points from Al Jefferson but lost anyway 86-80 against the Hornets on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 101-87 winner on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Utah was scorched by Russell Westbrook for 28 points as the Thunder defated the Jazz 101-87 in NBA action on Friday.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Jazz at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Utah's last 17 games on the road
Utah is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah home to Washington, Friday, February 17
Oklahoma City at Houston, Wednesday, February 15