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(12-11) Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (10-12)
Utah has a home game against the Washington Wizards on Monday night before it jets off for this game against this division rival.
The Jazz might get Rudy Gobert back on Monday night. If he does come back on Monday, perhaps Quinn Synder will hold him out in this one. If he doesn’t come back, perhaps this will be his return game.
Rudy’s return will ultimately help Utah but the Jazz discovered something that works because he was unavailable. Prior, Synder would start Derrick Favors and Gobert together in a big lineup with a traditional forward and center combination. Neither of those guys can shoot from the outside, which is almost a defunct idea in today’s game.
With only one big on the floor, though, things opened up for the perimeter players to drive and cut. The man who benefitted the most from the spacing was Donovan Mitchell who dropped 41 over the weekend and joined a select list of rookies to scored 40 in a game.
Favors also played better as the lone big. It’s going to be tough to deal with both of them again when they’re healthy but it would seem foolish for Synder to go back to playing both Gobert and Favors together, at least for as much as he was doing it before.
The Thunder beat the Spurs on Sunday night but don’t be fooled. LaMarcus Aldrige, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all sat. Kawhi Leonard remained out with his bag wheel. And Kyle Anderson left the game with what may have been a devastating knee injury.
The Spurs were playing a combination of rookies and sophomore, exclusively, down the stretch and still had a wide-open three-pointer in the final five seconds that would have tied the game. OKC won by three as a four-point favorite.
This team is just no good. There is a highlight every once and a while but overall, this team is becoming hard to watch. The offense is so 2010 and it just don’t work anymore, not against good rotational defenses. The Jazz play good defense. The only thing OKC has going for it in this one is the home court.
NBA Betting Trends:
- UTA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 28-13 in OKC last 41 overall.
- Head to Head: Under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
Free Utah Jazz vs. OKC Thunder NBA Prediction: OKC wins, Jazz cover.
It’s still hard to pick many road teams against the Thunder, at least to win straight-up. But I think this is a good spot for a Utah cover in what should be a close game. The Jazz defense will do a good job. Under is also a spot.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available as of press time but final score prediction is below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 98 – OKC 102
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