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(6-9) Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets (5-9)
Date: Friday November 17
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn +2
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
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This is a battle of two completely opposite styles, but the honest truth is that both have struggled quite a bit this season when it comes to playing efficiently on offense.
That said, one of them is a step ahead of the other on defense. And if you don’t know who that is, you probably shouldn’t be better on this game in the first place.
The Jazz are the far supererior defensive team in this matchup. Even without Rudy Gobert in the middle—which don’t get us wrong, is a huge problem as far as this team’s postseason outlook is concerned—the Jazz should have no problem stopping the Nets from playing an efficient game.
So long as they can also control the pace.
That’s going to be the key in this one. If the Jazz can keep this one to the half court, they’ll have no problem taking down the Nets. But that’s easier said than done.
Brooklyn is running the fastest pace in the NBA and scoring because of it. The Nets don’t score efficiently, but when you’re playing against a team like Utah that struggles to score at all, that actually doesn’t matter all that much.
What matters is points on the board.
Defensively, Utah needs to make D’Angelo Russell uncomfortable. Letting him get into a rhythm is going to be a problem.
Offensively, the Jazz need to conver at a high rate because we know they’re going to play at a slow pace.
But again, that’s a good thing. Slowing things own will give them an advantage against Brooklyn on Friday night.
Although we’re not even sure the Brooklyn Nets talk about defense in their pregame meetings, we’re going to do that right now. The Jazz don’t have a ton of weapons on offense, but they do have a breakout star in Donovan Mitchell, who is making a name for himself as a microwave scorer this season.
Ricky Rubio has also proven he’s a worthy scorer, and Joe Ingles is always going to play an efficient game.
Knowing this, the Nets can’t just focus on offense knowing that the Jazz pla a slow game.
If the Nets can somehow force the Jazz into playing a completely different game than they’re used to, they stand a legitimate chance of not only covering the spread, but winning this one straight up.
But that’s a tall task going up against a playoff team from last season that has grown organically (for the most part) and established its own style along the way.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BK are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 18-7-1 in BK last 26 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have a shot at coming out and getting a whole bunch of cheap buckets in this one. But only if they can force the Jazz to play their style.
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Unfortunately for them, we don’t see that happening.
Give this one to the Jazz both straight up and against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah Jazz 103 – Brooklyn Nets 97
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