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Looking for San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Spurs taking on the Jazz on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Vivint Smart House Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Spurs Jazz matchup.
(32-25) San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz(31-24)
Date: Saturday February 9th
Time: 5:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -6
NBA Betting Total: 221½
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The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz find themselves in a similar spot entering this game. Their records aren’t identical and they’re one spot apart in the standings (seventh and sixth, respectively), but they’re both exactly eight games back from first place in the West and a mere 2.5 games from being out of the playoff picture altogether.
We may not have even reached the All-Star break yet, but a game like this could have serious playoff implications when looking back once we reach the postseason.
San Antonio Spurs
So far this season, the San Antonio Spurs are posting 112.5 points per game. That number is good enough to keep them in the top half of the league, but just barely—they sit in 13th in that category as of this writing.
Their mediocre points-per-game average has more to do with their pace than their actual production, however. This is evidenced by the fact that San Antonio actually owns a tie for No. 3 in the league in Offensive Efficiency with the second-seeded Denver Nuggets.
On the year, the Spurs are averaging 111.5 points per 100 possessions, sandwiching them between them (and the Nuggets) between the No. 2 Houston Rockets and No. 5 Milwaukee Bucks.
Defensively, this group is giving up 111.2 points per contest. That number has them 16th in the NBA.
Unfortunately for them, when looking at the advanced statistics, this squad actually takes a bit of a dip.
On the season, San Antonio is allowing opponents to score 109.1 points per 100 possessions, which is only good for the No. 22 spot out of 30 teams.
On the year, the Jazz are posting 108.9 points per game. That number is only good enough for 21st in the league, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone who has watched this team over the past few years. They haven’t been a high-scoring offense.
The problem is that we used to be able to lean on their slow pace as a reason for the low scoring, as their points per 100 possessions were always among the best in the league.
This season? Utah is just 19th in that category, posting a paltry 106.5 points per 100 possessions.
Defensively, however, is where this team makes a name for itself year in and year out, and this season is no exception. So far, Utah is giving up just 105.8 points per game, which puts them at fourth in that category.
As far as Defensive Efficiency goes, the Jazz rank fourth as well. They are allowing opponents to drop just 103.2 points every 100 possessions.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in SA last 9 overall.
- SA are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 25-9-2 in SA last 36 road games.
- Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
- Home team is 37-17-2 ATS in the last 56 meetings.
- Under is 13-5 in UTA last 18 home games.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
These two teams are about even in the standings, but while the Spurs are just 5-5 in their last 10 and have a current three-game losing streak, the Jazz have gone 7-3 in that same stretch.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 221½
Although no team’s season ever truly comes down to one game (especially in February), the Spurs really need every win they can get. The problem? They’re playing a team that feels the same way.
Give this one to Utah at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah Jazz 109 – San Antonio Spurs 103
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