The Golden State Warriors (36-7) may have seen their impressive home win streak come to an end the other night, but they can take solace in the fact that they are still in possession of the best record in the NBA. The Warriors were on a 19-game home win streak going into the Tuesday night game versus the Chicago Bulls, but ended up going down 113-111 in OT. They will look at their lack of success from 3-point range (0 for 9) as being part of the problem on that night. This is a very good team, though, and that loss will be nothing more than a minor blip on their radar.
These two met up earlier this month, and it was Golden State, led by a 27 point, 11 assist performance by Stephen Curry, who won that one 116-105. That win represented that 6th straight time that the Warriors had knocked of Utah. A bit part of the success that they have had against the Jazz in the last two meetings has been their ability to limit Gordon Hayward to less than 20 points. The Jazz have a winning record when Hayward crosses that barrier, but struggle badly when he doesn’t. The proof of that stat came on Wednesday night when Hayward scored just 11 points during a 94-89 loss to the Clippers.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Golden State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Utah’s last 20 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games at home
Utah is going to need a lot more out of their main man of Friday, as well as in the games that follow. They have a tough go of it coming up, with games against Portland, Memphis and Phoenix coming hot on the heels of the Golden State game. Defensively, the Jazz are in the top 10, allowing an average of 98.4 PPG, but they are going to have to be at their very best if they want to slow down this red hot Warriors offense. Helping the cause for Golden State will be the likely return of Andrew Bogut, who missed the last game with some sort of undisclosed illness.
This Should Be An Easy One
The road woes will likely continue for Utah against a Golden State team that seems to have their number. This should be a comfortable win for the Warriors.