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Do the Jazz Provide Underdog Value in Game 2 vs the Warriors?

Despite having more than a week off, the Golden State Warriors didn’t have any rust in Game 1 of their conference semifinal series with the Utah Jazz by posting a 106-94 victory in Oakland. With Game 2 set for Thursday, oddsmakers opened the Jazz as 12.5-point road underdogs with a total of 204.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as underdog.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 21 of the Warriors' last 30 games.
  • The Jazz are 1-8 SU in their last nine games on the road against the Warriors.

The top-seeded Warriors turned the ball over only seven times while forcing 14 in the opener, but went just 7-for-29 from 3-point range in an uncharacteristic performance. Stephen Curry suffered an injury in Game 1 and missed practice on Wednesday but isn’t expected to be hampered in the game.

The fifth-seeded Jazz couldn’t get their offense into gear, which was most evident by the showing of the team’s best player, Gordon Hayward. After scoring 20 or more points on five occasions during the seven-game first-round series with the L.A. Clippers, Hayward was limited to only 12 in Game 1. Point guard George Hill had seven of his own after averaging 16.9 in the series vs the Clips.

UNDER bettors profited in Game 1, which is a major trend when these squads collide. In the last five meetings between the Jazz and Warriors, the UNDER is a perfect 5-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Utah Jazz listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 204.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 113-97 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Golden State battles the Utah Jazz, currently with a 55-35 mark (43-44-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 35-52 for the Golden State Warriors and 45-45 for the Utah Jazz. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Utah injuries news.

This game pits the Golden State Warriors, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Utah Jazz, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Utah Jazz rank No. 20 in the league with 42.84 per game. That compares with Golden State's No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA's No. 4-ranked team at 11.94 per game, while the Utah Jazz rate No. 13 with 9.64 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jazz got 13 points from Rudy Gobert, but it was Golden State that prevailed in a 106-94 final on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games on the road
  • Golden State is 14-4-2 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Golden State's last 24 games
  • Golden State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

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