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(4-7) Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz (5-6)
Date: Saturday November 11th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart House Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -9
NBA Betting Total: 210
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Saturday NBA features a contest between the Nets and Jazz that epitomizes what it means to have two teams with opposite styles facing off against each other.
The Nets love to get out and run, while the Jazz want to play at a slow, methodical pace.
Brooklyn is an offensive-minded squad, while the Jazz are as defensive as it comes.
These two face off at 9:00 p.m. ET, with Utah set as a nine-point home favorite.
The Nets want to run, run as fast as they can. So far this season, they are No. 1 in the NBA in pace (109.2), per ESPN.com’s Hollinger Stats. The difference in pace between them and the No. 2 Phoenix Suns (3.6) is the same distance between Phoenix and the No. 11 Toronto Raptors.
In other words: Brooklyn is in a class of its own in this category.
That’s going to play a huge factor in Saturday night’s game against Utah. The Jazz are disciplined enough that they’re not going to be baited into trying to match Brooklyn’s pace. Younger teams might, but this is a squad that’s going to play its own game regardless of what the other team is doing.
Where Brooklyn needs to focus its energy is in playing a fast game, but also an efficient game. The team is second in the NBA in points per game (111.9), but just 21st in offensive efficiency.
Utah’s defense is good enough that it’s going to make the Nets uncomfortable even in their own game. So making sure they take full advantage of transition opportunities and then finding the best possible looks in the halfcourt are goals No. 1 and No. 2 on the pregame whiteboard.
Like the Nets, Utah has struggled mightily this season when it comes to its offensive efficiency. The team currently sits at 27th in the league, scoring just 99.3 points per 100 possessions, which is a huge problem considering the Jazz also play at a bottom-five pace.
What does that mean, exactly? It means the Jazz don’t get nearly as many cheap or transition buckets as the Nets.
It also means the defense is going to be an even bigger priority—especially on the fastbreak.
The good news for the Jazz is that they won’t necessarily have to improve their offense for this game. The Nets are an atrocious defensive squad, giving up 106.8 points per 100 possessions, as well as a league-worst 116.2 points per night.
This is going to be a battle of offense versus defense, and while defense historically wins championships, we’ll see how things play out on a random Saturday November night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BK are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest.
- UTA are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Sat. games.
- Favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The favorite may be 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two, but there’s something important from those games that’s now missing.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: BKN +9
Without a go-to offensive option, the Jazz have struggled to put enough points on the board to give us confidence they can get a double-digit win against a Nets team that while terrible on offense is going to get cheap points.
This will be a low-scoring game, which favors the Jazz SU but the Nets ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 103 – Brooklyn 99
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