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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-33) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz (40-13)
Date: Tuesday, April 13th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +925 | Jazz -5000
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -17
NBA Betting Total: 223
On Tuesday, April 13th the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz will compete for the second time this season.
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the clubs with 112 wins in 192 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with Oklahoma City winning two of the three contests.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Although the Thunder waited too long to dive full-throttle into tank mode they are making up for it down the stretch of the season. That’s equated to nine losses in their last 10 matches and six in a row.
In the last six games, OKC lost by an average of 28.5 points with only one match less than a 20 point differential.
In fairness, the Thunder are covetous of dropping down the standings to improve their draft lottery position and they are giving rookies Theo Maledon and Aleksej Pokusevski experience on the court which should pay dividends in the future.
GM Sam Presti also discovered another G-League talent in Moses Brown who emulated the path Luguentz Dort took last season by performing above expectations and it led to a full varsity contract.
One player Presti is getting a better look at is Tony Bradley who led the way versus his former Philly squad delivering a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds.
That Saturday contest also marked the return of Darius Bazley and Luguentz Dort who had missed 16 and eight games respectively. Bazley produced 17 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and a steal. Dort offered 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal, and a block.
Six players remain on the injury report all listed as day-to-day including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis) who’ll miss his 11th consecutive game. The others are Al Horford (shut down), Mike Muscala (ankle), Isaiah Roby/Josh Hall (both in concussion protocol), and Pokusevski (arm).
Wins have come in bunches for the Utah Jazz who became the first team in the association to amass 40 wins this season.
Entering week 17 the Jazz became the first 40 win team navigating a split in week 16 with losses to the Suns and Mavericks and victories versus the Blazers and Kings.
They’re still the cream of this season’s crop but that loss to the Suns could factor as season end since it gave Phoenix the tiebreaker.
As great as the Jazz has performed the Washington Wizards seemingly have their number sweeping the season series.
While Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal factored it was the Wizards’ bench that was the x-factor as they dominated 59-14. Certainly, the Jazz is missing Sixth Man Jordan Clarkson but a 44 point differential is unacceptable for the top team in the NBA.
Donovan Mitchell countered with 42 points while Rudy Gobert collected a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds
Clarkson (ankle) missed the last three games while Mike Conley was out for the last two matches with the team citing rest.
Udoka Azubuike has missed 33 games with a severe ankle sprain and is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz are 7-3 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Jazz are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 3-7 in the last 10 contests between the clubs
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
Fortunately for the Jazz, the Thunder priority of losing helps them get back in the win column despite the rest disadvantage.
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