Spurs vs Jazz NBA Betting Lines & Expert Prediction

Spurs vs Jazz NBA Betting Lines & Expert Prediction

Written by on December 4, 2018

Utah hosts San Antonio in a game that already means something. At 11-12, the Spurs are not only a game under .500, but they’re also a few games behind surprising Southwest leading Memphis. San Antonio must keep pace with the Grizzlies. Like San Antonio in the Southwest, the Jazz trying to keep pace with Oklahoma City and Denver in the Northwest. Who takes it on Tuesday night?

Spurs vs Jazz NBA Betting Lines & Expert Prediction

Why San Antonio Spurs are a good bet at +6?

Coach Gregg Popovich has been searching for consistency from his squad. The last game might have provided the consistency the Spurs have needed. Beating Portland 131-118, the Spurs spread around the love with only LaMarcus Aldridge scoring 20 points or more.

That’s exactly what Pop wants, a basketball team that can show balance in points from everyone on the floor. If one of his stars, Aldridge or DeMar DeRozan must step it up, Pop knows they can. The Spurs could use the win over Portland to springboard to a nice streak, which might begin on Tuesday night with a straight up win over the Jazz.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 109.4
  • Field Goal %: 45.7
  • 3-Point %: 38.9
  • Free Throw %: 82
  • Rebounds/G: 44.4
Defense:
  • Points/G: 112.3
  • Field Goal %: 48.1
  • 3-Point %: 36.2
  • Free Throw %: 75.6
  • Rebounds/G: 44.9

Why Utah Jazz are a good bet at -6?

Utah’s not a great offensive team, shooting less than 33% from the three-point line, but the Jazz really step it up at home. The over is 7-1 in 8 home games this season. That means the Jazz shoot much better at home than they do on the road.

With Rickey Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, and Rudy Gobert all healthy, the Jazz could dominate San Antonio, a team they haven’t faced since last March. If the 3-point buckets are falling, Utah will cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 105.7
  • Field Goal %: 45.8
  • 3-Point %: 32.6
  • Free Throw %: 71.3
  • Rebounds/G: 42.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 108
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.5
  • Free Throw %: 72.7
  • Rebounds/G: 42.7

NBA Betting Trends for Spurs vs Jazz

  • San Antonio is 6-16 ATS in the last 22 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 4-8 SU in the last 12 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of San Antonio’s last 8 games
  • Utah is 3-8 ATS in the last 11 games at home
  • Utah is 2-8 SU in the last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 5 games at home

Spurs vs Jazz Final NBA Betting Analysis:

Utah might shoot better at home to produce overs, but the Jazz also allow their opponents to shoot better on their home court. The Jazz are a bad 3-5 ATS at  home this season while going 3-8 ATS in their last 11 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

San Antonio could make the Jazz pay on the moneyline. Taking the points makes sense because the trends say Utah blows it ATS.

NBA Betting Pick: San Antonio Spurs +6