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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-9) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz (20-5)
Date: Friday, February 12th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 232.5
On Friday, February 12th the Milwaukee Bucks will face the Utah Jazz for the second time this season. In the initial matchup on January 8th the Jazz won 131-118
The Jazz holds the all-time record between the squads with 56 victories in 102 meetings. Last season these clubs met twice with each team winning one contest.
A five-game win streak for the Bucks came to an end with a one-point loss to the Phoenix Suns. This despite Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 47 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and a steal.
Phoenix couldn’t contain the reigning MVP and tried to slow him by fouling and sending him to the line. This season Antetokounmpo has struggled from the charity stripe shooting 61 percent but his form was solid in this match as he hit 17 of his 21 free throws.
Kris Middleton registered a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists. Bryn Forbes who is starting in place of Jrue Holiday scored 17 points hitting 5 of 8 perimeter shots.
Bobby Portis came one rebound shy (nine) of collecting a double-double scoring 12 points. Donte DiVincenzo (10) and Brook Lopez (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Following this match versus the Jazz and a stop in Oklahoma City the Bucks will return home for an eight-game homestand.
Jrue Holiday has missed the last two games in the league’s health and safety protocol program and his return date is uncertain.
As the league passes the thirty percent mark of the season the Utah Jazz is showing no signs of slowing down their play.
Utah followed up their 11-game win streak by starting another streak which is currently swelled to five-games in a row with the win over the Celtics.
Despite Mike Conley being out as he nurses a sore hamstring the Jazz continues to amass victories. Their depth and constancy of the roster are paying dividends.
Last season the Jazz improved offensively but lost a step on defense falling out of the top 10 (13th). This iteration of the Jazz has rediscovered that prowess and currently rank third defensively.
In the win over the Celtics, Donovan Mitchell led the way with 36 points and nine assists.
Rudy Gobert also registered a double-double (18 points, 12 rebounds). Joe Ingles offered 24 points in a starting role.
Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 16 points while Jordan Clarkson added 13 as the other double-digit contributors.
Utah will host some tough opponents during this homestand. They won the match versus Boston and after this match versus the Bucks will face the Heat and 76ers prior to traveling to LA for consecutive matches versus the Clippers.
Conley (hamstring), Elijah Hughes (ankle), and Juwan Morgan (illness) are all day-to-day.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings.
- The Jazz is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings
- The teams are 6-4 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The Jazz defense will get tested in terms of how they contain Antetokounmpo while the Bucks who typically protect the paint to allow teams more freedom on the perimeter will have to counter the Jazz 3-point snipers.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz ATS
As the oddsmakers offer a mere 1.5 spread for the Jazz it’s clear they expect a close defensive battle. Utah has the extra day rest which might offer advantages down the stretch of the match.
Ultimately, Gobert’s ability to limit Antetokounmpo and the absence of Holiday to contain Mitchell should be the difference in the outcome.
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