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(10-49) Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz (37-24)
Date: Thursday March 2
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart House Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -14
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
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Friday night NBA sees two contrasting styles face off in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Utah Jazz, the team with one of the league’s grittiest defenses and the NBA’s slowest pace, host the Brooklyn Nets — a team that runs the NBA’s fastest pace and is just 27th in Defensive Efficiency.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 2.
Brooklyn enters this contest scoring 105.4 points per contest. That number is good enough to put them in the upper half of the league in that category at 14th.
The catch is that it has everything to do with how fast they run their offense. This team looks for cheap buckets, which is necessary considering it lacks talent all across the rotation.
Defensively, Brooklyn is allowing 114.2 points per night, which is worst in the league.
Unfortunately for the Nets, you can’t blame that pace in this situation, as the Defensive Efficiency is among the worst that the Association has to offer.
Against Utah, the key will be to play their style. If they get baited into slowing down the offense, they’re never going find success against such a stingy defense.
Look for Brooklyn to push the pace from the opening tip to the final buzzer.
The Utah Jazz don’t score a lot of points. They average 100.2 per contest, which is only good enough to place them in 28th in the NBA.
But when you look at this team’s offensive efficiency, you see that it sits in sixth leaguewide, which is why you can expect them to take advantage of Brooklyn in this one, even if the Nets control the pace throughout.
Where this team has really made a name for itself is defense.
On the year, the Jazz are giving up just 96 points per night. That number puts them atop all 30 teams across the Association.
And as you’d expect, this group is in the top three in defensive efficiency as well.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Nets are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Jazz are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss.
- Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Jazz are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The Utah Jazz should end up walking away with a relatively easy win in this one.
Despite their horrible loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night, there’s little reason to believe that a team out West fighting for home-court advantage in the upcoming playoffs will drop a contest straight up to an Eastern Conference’s squad that will almost certainly end the regular season with the NBA’s worst record.
Here’s the catch: Utah’s going to have such control of this game, that Brooklyn will win ATS.
Let us explain.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Brooklyn ATS
If the Jazz let the Nets get in control of this one, they’ll push the pace and get easy buckets. Brooklyn still won’t win, but it could realistically keep this one within 10 points considering Utah’s propensity to slow it down.
But if Utah is in control of the pace and it forces the Nets to score in half-court situations, Brooklyn is going to have far less success…but the Jazz are also going to be in no hurry to put up points themselves.
Give this one to Utah straight up, but don’t be shocked if the Nets appear closer than they actually are, simply because the Jazz are in no rush to score.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah Jazz 101 – Brooklyn Nets 93
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