Free NBA Pick: Warriors vs Jazz NBA Odds
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(1-0) Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz (1-0)
Date: Friday October 19
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz +116 | Warriors -128
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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The Golden State Warriors were able to collect their rings and take care of business in their home-opener as they took down the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100, but couldn’t cover the 13-point spread.
The Utah Jazz came into this season with high-expectations and got off on the right foot taking down the Sacramento Kings 123-117, but couldn’t cover the 8.5 point spread.
The Warriors opened up as small 1.5 point road favorites while the line has risen to 2 points with about 67% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 216 points and has risen to 218 points.
Golden State Warriors
The Thunder played the Warriors heard despite being without Russell Westbrook and they were able to cover the spread, as it really didn’t feel like the Warriors were taking them seriously.
Even when the Thunder took the lead in the third quarter, the Warriors didn’t even flinch a millimeter.
They shot 44.2% from the field and just 27% from deep, while they only attempted 18 free throws compared to the Thunders 37.
On the boards they out rebounded the Thunder 58 to 45 and owned in the paint outscoring them 58-34.
Unsurprisingly PG Seth Curry and SF Kevin Durant led the team in scoring as they combined for 59 points, while adding 16 rebounds and 15 assists.
Klay Thompson also contributed 14 points and 4 rebounds.
The Jazz’s offense was solid against the Kings as they shot nearly 52% from the field, while also shooting a spectacular 48.1% from three point land.
They owned the boards out rebounding the Kings 56 to 44, but they lost the turnover battle 17-9 and were outscored in the paint 62-54.
The Jazz won this game at the free throw line where they converted 28 of 38 shots compared to the Kings who made 12 of 18 attempts.
SG Donovan Mitchell and SF Joe Ingles were the Jazz’s leading scorers who combined for 46 points, while C Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Even the bench was solid as they contributed 39 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-1 in GS last 11 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 10-2 in GS last 12 games as a favorite.
- Under is 12-3 in GS last 15 overall.
- UTA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
Golden State sneaks out of Utah with the victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors -2
Last game was a prime example of the Warriors not putting forth 100% effort, but his time against a top competitor in the West, expect them to actually perform at a high level.
You don’t normally ever get the chance to take the Warriors and a small spread, but this will be a time to take them.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 116 – Jazz 112
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