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Can Streaking Jazz Finally Beat OKC?

The Utah Jazz have bounced back from a lengthy period of awful play to become one of the hottest teams in the NBA at the moment. The Jazz are 6-1 SU and ATS in their past seven outings with their defense holding opponents to just 87.1 points per game in that span. Utah will have a difficult task stopping the second-best offense in the NBA when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Jazz have lost nine consecutive games in Oklahoma City.
  • The UNDER is 7-0 in the past seven games between the Jazz and Thunder.
  • The Thunder are 2-4-1 ATS in their past seven games at home.

The Jazz have dropped the first three contests against the Thunder this season, but have only lost the last two by a combined 10 points. With Utah sporting the second-worst offense in the NBA they would rather not get into a shootout with the Thunder, but the Jazz have been finding some scoring recently with the team hitting triple digits in three of their past seven.

Containing Russell Westbrook has been impossible recently. Westbrook will be looking for his fourth consecutive triple-double Thursday, with the point guard averaging 18.3 points, 13 assists and 12.7 rebounds in his past three games. In addition to that, Westbrook and Kevin Durant have averaged a combined 49.3 points per game against the Jazz this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Utah Jazz listed as 9-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 200 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 104-95 result in favor of the Thunder today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder bring a 49-22 record (29-39-3 ATS) to the battle against the 34-36 Utah Jazz, who are 34-35-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Oklahoma City Thunder go 32-39 so far and the Utah Jazz go 28-40-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Utah injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Oklahoma City Thunder and the No. 13-rated Jazz in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense averaging 110.18 PPG, against a Utah Jazz defense that ranks No. 2 at 96.35 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.66% so far, more than the Utah Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 44.54% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jazz got 22 points from Gordon Hayward as Utah ran past Houston 89-87 on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and chipped in with 21 rebounds for Oklahoma City on Tuesday, leading the Thunder to a 111-107 victory over Houston at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games
  • Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Minnesota, Saturday, March 26th
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Saturday, March 26th