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2021 NBA Handicapping
(50-20) Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (21-49)
Date: Friday, May 14th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -1099 | Thunder +720
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
Friday, May 14th the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder play for the third and final time this season. The two prior games on December 28th (110-109) and April 13th (106-96) were both won by the Jazz.
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 112 victories in 193 meetings. Last season the teams played three times with the Thunder winning two of the three contests.
With the Suns defeating the Blazers on Thursday the Jazz can’t celebrate getting the top seed yet as they hold a slim one game lead over Phoenix.
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It should be semantics given their final two opponents are the Thunder who wants to lose and the Kings who were eliminated on Thursday from the possibility of getting into the play-in tournament.
The fly in the ointment is whether the Kings will want to play spoiler. They’d already abandoned tanking to try to get into the play-in so it’s not a given they’ll simply hand the victory to the Jazz.
The other question is whether Utah will try to get some run for Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell to shake off the rust from missing nine and 14 games respectively.
The NBA injury report has Conley (hamstring) and Juwan Morgan (heel) as questionable and Mitchell (ankle) remaining out
Oklahoma City Thunder
It’s not brain surgery – – the Thunder are invested in losing and in the tank. Their efforts are finally paying off as they’ve positioned themselves to potentially be one of the bottom three teams and at worst fourth.
With Houston locked and the Pistons possessing one less win the assumption is Detroit will claim one of the three spots. That leaves the Magic and Thunder as the other teams positioned to take the final spot. If the teams finish tied a coin toss will determine who gets the 14 percent odds versus 12.5 percent odds to get the top pick.
After working so hard to ensure the losses that seems like an arbitrary way to decide seeding. Still, the situation has improved this week with both the Wolves and Cavaliers winning matches that took them out of the equation to be involved in the coin tosses (barring the Thunder suddenly shifting gears and winning).
Although the injury report for the Thunder is fluid and could change in a snap they list Luguent Dort (right knee – patellar tendinitis), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right foot plantar fasciitis), Ty Jerome (left calf) and Mike Muscala (ankle) as out.
The interesting exclusion is Theo Maledon who missed the last game due to left foot plantar fasciitis. It seems odd the team would chance playing him especially with what Gilgeous-Alexander has endured missing 28 consecutive games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Denver could play five guys all 48 minutes and the Thunder would find a way to lose. The only question is the point differential. Given the Thunder have broken 100 points twice in their last 10 matches I’m leaning to the Jazz covering the spread.
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