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Warriors open as NBA underdog vs Jazz

Golden State WarriorsUtah Jazz
Dec 26, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD15-14

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

The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 16-10-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 13-15-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Golden State is 18-10 on the totals; Utah is 14-14-1.

View Golden State vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Jazz sat as 4-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 200.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Warriors are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 101-99.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 11-ranked offense (98.6 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 23 at 100.2 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State lost its last outing, a 118-115 result against the Lakers on December 22. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 233 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jarrett Jack poured in 29 points and chipped in with 11 assists in a losing cause for Golden State on Saturday, as the Lakers rolled to a 118-115 victory over Golden State at Oracle Arena.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 97-93 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah earned a 97-93 victory over Orlando on Sunday, getting 18 points from Paul Millsap at Amway Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Warriors at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State's last 11 games when playing Utah
Golden State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Golden State
Utah is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Golden State
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Golden State home to Philadelphia, Friday, December 28
Utah home to LA Clippers, Friday, December 28