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15-9 (5-4 V) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz 15-10 (8-5 H)
Date: Wednesday December 14
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OFF as of 7pm Tuesday Night
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Wednesday night NBA features two Western Conference teams facing off in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a showdown against the Portland Trail Blazers the night before, while the Utah Jazz haven’t played since Saturday night.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC enters this contest against Utah as one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises. When Kevin Durant took his talents to the Golden State Warriors, numerous preseason projections had this team fighting for a playoff spot at best, while sitting in 10th or 11th place at worst.
As it turns out, Russell Westbrook wasn’t going to let that be the case.
So far this season, Westbrook is averaging 31.1 points, 11.0 assists and 10.0 rebounds. For those keeping track, that’s a triple-double.
For the historians out there, nobody has averaged a triple-double over the course of a season since the Big O.
Against Utah, we know Westbrook is going to get his. However, the catch is that the Jazz’s defense is primed to stop virtually anybody else.
Keep an eye on how OKC’s role players perform in this one, which will be far more telling to the outcome than Westbrook’s overall performance.
The Utah Jazz have scored triple digits in seven of their last eight games. The one game they didn’t? They dropped 99.
This isn’t big news for most teams across today’s modern NBA, but it’s big for the Jazz. So far on the year, the team is averaging only 100.5 points per contest.
That number is only good enough for 25th in the league, which is why a trend in the right direction is so important.
The other reason a move forward is crucial for this squad is because it helps complement their already-elite defense. On the year, the Jazz are giving up just 95.5 points per contest.
Numbers like that mean you literally don’t have to score triple digits on a nightly basis to stay competitive.
The fact that they are makes them even more dangerous.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Jazz are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Jazz are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
There are two main reasons this game doesn’t have a spread as of this writing. For starters, OKC plays Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers — a game ESPN gives the Blazers a 52 percent chance of winning.
The more important reason, though, is that we don’t know if Victor Oladipo will be available for Wednesday night’s contest.
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Between Oladipo’s questionable availability, Utah’s improving offense (not to mention its stout defense) and the fact that the Jazz haven’t played since Saturday, this one feels like it’s going to the home team.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 107 – Oklahoma City 99
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