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(64-12) San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (39-38)
Date: Tuesday April 5
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -3
NBA Betting Total: 185.5
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The Spurs are already in the playoffs and while the Jazz are tied for the 7th spot with the Mavs and only lead the Rockets by 1 game. The Jazz are fighting as of late winners of 2 in a row and 7 of their last 10 games.
However, they are up against a Spurs’ team that has won 3 in a row and 8 of their last 10 games.
The big question in this game is will the Spurs rest some players? They are, pretty much, locked into the 2nd spot in the West, as they are 4.5 games back of the Warriors with only 6 games remaining.
In their last games the Spurs beat the Toronto Raptors 102-95 and the Jazz beat the Phoenix Suns 101-86.
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The Spurs have the league’s best defense only allowing 92.6 ppg and they also have a legit offense ranking 8th in the league in scoring.
It would not be a surprise to see Greg Popovich rest some of his key players for this game. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker are not spring chickens any more and they may not see a lot or any action in this game.
Kawhi Leonard leads the Spurs in scoring and LaMarcus Aldridge has at least 30 points and 10 boards in 3 of his last 4 games after not doing that for the entire season.
The San Antonio offense scored 102 points facing a Toronto defense, which is one of the best in the league. In the game Aldridge and Leonard combined for 64 points and 21 boards.
In the game the Raptors had a better FG%, but the Spurs were very physical and made 27 of their 30 free throws while Toronto only got to the charity stripe 10 times.
The Spurs have not only beaten the Jazz in 3 meetings this season, but all 3 have been blowout wins. In the 1 game in Utah the Spurs beat the Jazz 96-78.
The Spurs are 25-12 on the road this season.
The Jazz rank right behind the Spurs in 2nd in the league in opponents’ points allowed, but they only rank 28th in scoring. This means that their D will be key in this game, as they will not likely put up a lot of points up on the Spurs.
Gordon Hayward leads the Jazz in scoring putting up almost 20 ppg and Derrick Favors ranks 2nd in scoring.
With Hayward a perimeter player it is important that Utah shoots the rock well, as the other 4 players averaging in double figures for the Jazz are all guards.
While Utah has been winning they have only faced 2 teams with a winning record in their last 10 games and they lost both.
The Jazz are 24-14 at home this season.
This may be a preview of the first round playoff match up.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Spurs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Jazz are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
I think Pop will rest some of the key players for the Spurs and the Jazz will get the W, as they are fighting for their playoff lives. In their last home game facing a top-tier team they lost, but took the Warriors to OT.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 185.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 97 – San Antonio 95
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