Jazz vs OKC Point Spread Pick 3/3/23
Utah Jazz (31-32 SU, 33-27-3 ATS) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (28-34 SU, 36-25-1 ATS)
When: Friday, March 3rd, 8:00 PM (ET)
Where: Paycom Center, OK, Oklahoma City
Point Spread: UT -2/OKC +2 (STOP wasting money! Stop betting your NBA picks at -110 odds! Start laying only -105 TODAY at BetAnySports!)
Money Line: Jazz -131/OK City +107
- Jordan Clarkson (Out) Thumb
- Collin Sexton (Out) Hamstring
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Out) Health Protocols
- Kenrich Williams (Out) Wrist
- Aleksej Pokusevski (Out) Leg
- Chet Holmgren (Out) Foot
Heading into the game, Utah is 31-32 overall. When taking to the road, Utah has a mark of 11-19 and a win percentage of 37%. Currently, the team is 9th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 33-27-3 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games and 3-1-1 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 4-6 SU and 4-5-1 ATS.
Utah most recently lost to the Spurs by a score of 102-94. The team high 28 points from Lauri Markkanen was not enough to come away with the win. The Jazz were 9-point favorites going into the game.
Heading into the game, Oklahoma City is 28-34 overall. When playing at home, Oklahoma City has a mark of 17-15 and a win percentage of 53%. Currently, the team is 13th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 36-25-1 vs. the spread. The Thunder need a win in today’s matchup vs. Utah to avoid their 6th straight loss.
In their last game, Oklahoma City was defeated by the Lakers with a score of 123-117. Despite Jalen Williams scoring 24 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Thunder were 3-point favorites.
In the most recent game between the two teams, the Jazz picked up a 120-119 win over the Thunder. When looking at the outcome vs. the spread, Utah was lined as the one-point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. This matchup has been the only one between the two teams this season. Across the previous five head-to-head meetings between the teams, both Utah and Oklahoma City have an ATS record of 2-2-1. The Jazz hold the edge in average point differential at +16 points per game. A combined average of 220 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
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This season, Utah is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.2 points per game. So far, the Jazz is also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.1 possessions per game. The three-point shot has been a big part of Utah’s offensive game plan, as they are ranked 5th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.9% of their looks from the outside. Defensively, the Jazz has been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.57 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.09%, placing them 15th in the NBA.
Heading into today’s game, Utah will need a strong offensive effort from Lauri Markkanen and the team’s supporting cast as Jordan Clarkson won’t be available vs. Oklahoma City. So far, Clarkson is averaging 20.9 points per game. Markkanen leads the Jazz at 25.3 points per contest.
This season, Oklahoma City is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.8 points per game. So far, the Thunder are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 101.7 possessions per game. The three-point shot has been a big part of Oklahoma City’s offensive game plan, as they are ranked 12th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 36.0% of their looks from the outside. On defense, the Thunder allow an average of 111.83 points per game, placing them 15th in the league. So far, opposing teams are hitting 34.97% of their looks from deep vs. Oklahoma City.
An important injury to consider for today’s game is that Oklahoma City will be without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is listed as out on the injury report. Josh Giddey will assume the role of primary scorer for the team. This season, Giddey has been averaging 16.1 points per game for the Thunder.
- The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- The Jazz are 4-1-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
- The Thunder are 4-0-2 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
- The Thunder are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
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