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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-15) Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz (20-8)
Date: Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards +520 | Jazz -700 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards +11 / Jazz -11
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
The Washington Wizards will continue their West Coast trip as they head to Salt Lake City to take on the Jazz on Saturday, December 18th.
The tip-off is set for 9:00 ET from Vivint Arena.
Utah started off as an 11.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 11. The total has gone from 219 to 221.5.
The Wizards have still had a good season, but it does seem like they are coming back down to Earth a little bit. We knew it would be very hard for them to sustain their performance in the very early part of the year.
Let’s just say that this trip has not treated them all that well. They will be in for a big challenge on Saturday when they face off with one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
These guys just played Utah a little bit ago and the results were not very good for the Wizards. There is a good chance that we will see similar results when they square off on Saturday.
Bradley Beal is a great singular talent, but he is not enough on his own. If this team really wants to go for it, they are going to have to add much bigger pieces than they currently have.
Washington lost to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday by a score of 118-98. It is hard to win games when you score under 100 points.
On this West Coast trip, they have faced some very tough squads–Denver, Phoenix, Utah. When they are going against them, they are simply not performing at a high enough level to win ball games, which is definitely concerning for them.
Overall, the Jazz has played pretty damn well this year. For the most part, I have been impressed with what I have seen out of them.
Utah comes into this game with a record of 20-8, which puts them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They will be dueling all year long with the Warriors and Suns for that top seed in the West.
For this team to get taken even more seriously than they are, they are going to have to perform in the playoffs because we know what they are capable of in the regular season.
Utah lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday by a score of 128-126. I get that off days happen, but you cannot lose a game like that.
When you score as many points as they did on Friday, you really ought to be able to win the game, but the defense just did not play at a high enough level to win the game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Wizards are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against Utah.
- The Jazz is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Jazz is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz NBA Analysis:
Let’s call it like it is. The Jazz had an unacceptable loss on Friday. They have to be better come Saturday night.
I am curious to see how Utah plays in the second night of a back-to-back. You get paid a ton of money to play the sport, you should be ready.
Washington is not the better team and they are on the road. That is never a good recipe for winning ball games in any sport.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz ATS
I look for the Jazz to flush their game against the Spurs and come out sharp in this one. There is no excuse for that not to be the case.
When you look at the trends, you can see that Utah has been very good ATS as of late and Washington has not been. I look for both of those to hold true in this game. I feel that as the game goes on, the Utah offense will be too much for the Wizards to handle.
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