Jazz vs. Warriors Betting Predictions 4/2/22
Utah Jazz (46-31 SU, 31-44-2 ATS) vs. Golden State Warriors (48-29 SU, 37-36-4 ATS)
When: Saturday April 02 2022, 08:30 PM (ET)
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Point Spread: UTA -2/GSW +2 (Opened UTA -1.5 at BAS)
Total: 219 (Opened at 220.5)
Money Line: Utah Jazz -127/Golden State Warriors 106
Power Rating: UTA -2
Probable Starting Lineups
Utah Jazz PG Mike Conley, SG Donovan Mitchell, SF Bojan Bogdanovic, PF Royce O’Neale, C Rudy Gobert Golden State Warriors PG Jordan Poole, SG Klay Thompson, SF Andrew Wiggins, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney
Utah Jazz Trent Forrest: Concussion (OUT) Hassan Whiteside: Foot (QUESTIONABLE) Udoka Azubuike: Ankle (OUT)
Golden State Warriors James Wiseman: Knee (OUT) Stephen Curry: Foot (OUT)
The Golden State Warriors host the Utah Jazz in a Western-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:30 PM ET at the Chase Center.
The Utah Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 46-31, placing them 5th in the Western Conference. Throughout the season, Utah has struggled in their 39 road contests, sitting at 19-20. Over the Jazz’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Utah’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 107.0 points per game. Combined, the Jazz’s last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. A key reason for Utah’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 115.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 107.8. In the Utah Jazz’ most recent game, Utah took down the LA Lakers by a score of 122-109
The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 48-29, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 at home, holding a record of 29-10. Over the Warriors’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Golden State’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 108.0 points per game. Combined, the Warriors’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Warriors’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 116.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 105.7. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, the team fell to Phoenix by a score of 107-103.
Individual Player Analysis
As Utah travels to take on the Golden State Warriors, the Jazz’ leading scorer is Donovan Mitchell. Through 65 games, Mitchell is averaging 26 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 54.0% of his games. As Mitchell gets set to take on the Warriors, he could be in line for a big game as Golden State is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.38% of their games. This figure places them 25th among NBA defenses. On the other side, the Warriors will be looking for another big game from Jordan Poole, as he is coming off a 38 point performance. Given that Utah’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Poole should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Jazz have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.54% of their games, giving them a rank of 26th among NBA defenses.
The Jazz come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 113.0 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Utah is winning at a rate of 49%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 14.0 points. On the other side, the Warriors hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 38 games as the better defensive team, picking up 29 wins (76%).
Heading into today’s matchup, the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Utah picked up a 111-85 win.
How the Public is Betting the Jazz vs Warriors
67% are betting the Jazz against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 219.0
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Jazz are 14-35-3 ATS in their last 52 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Jazz are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games.
- Warriors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
Heading into this matchup, the Golden State Warriors are in desperate need of a win, as a loss to Utah would be put them in jeopardy of dropping further down the Western Conference playoff standings. On the other side, if Utah picks up the home win, they will be just 1 game behind the Warriors. In what could eventually be a first-round playoff matchup, both teams will be fighting for the higher seed and home-court advantage. Look for the Warriors’ struggles to continue as the Jazz pick up the win and cover the spread.