In the National Basketball Association on Thursday, a pair of Western Conference teams will face off in Oklahoma City. The Utah Jazz will battle the Oklahoma City Thunder. Coming into Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets, the Thunder were 48-22, and the third seed in the West. The Thunder look to be locked into the third seed, as they are 4.5 games ahead of the Clippers. For Utah, they are battling hard for that final postseason spot in the West. The Jazz are 34-36 on the season, and trail Houston and Dallas by just a single game. Find the latest NBA betting spread soon
How To Bet On Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Odds
When: Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 PM EST
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
Radio: Thunder Radio Network
Stream Option: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have wrapped up their Northwest Divisional crown. It didn’t take a ton, as second place Portland is just 1 game over .500 on the season. Russell Westbrook continues to be a triple double machine for the Thunder. The point guard is scoring 28 points per game, and also dishing out 10.4 assists per game. Kevin Durant continues to dominate the score sheet, as he leads Oklahoma City with 28 points per game. Oklahoma City, as a team, is second in the nation in scoring, with more than 110 points per game.
Why Bet on the Jazz
The Utah Jazz are quite the opposite of their opponent in this game. The Jazz are scoring just 97.8 points per game, which is third worst in the NBA. Utah’s defense is what is keeping them alive in basketball games, as they are allowing just 96.5 per game. The top scorer for Utah this season has been their small forward Gordon Hayward, with 19.9 points per game. Hayward also leads the team in assists with 3.6. The Jazz have won five out of their last six, but that came after a losing streak that saw them drop 7 of 8 games.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
What an interesting game, with the Thunder coming off the game Tuesday against the Rockets. Oklahoma City hopes to have both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook healthy. Those two, when healthy, and clicking will be tough to eliminate once the postseason games here. The Jazz are trying to hang on for dear life, but in the end, they just do not have enough offensive firepower to keep up. In the end, the Oklahoma City Thunder come away with a double figure win in this game. Our final score prediction is the Thunder 109 and Jazz 93.