NBA Picks & Predictions: Warriors vs. Jazz

by | Dec 7, 2022 | nba

Golden State Warriors (13-12 SU, 11-14-0 ATS) vs. Utah Jazz (14-12 SU, 14-10-2 ATS)

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 9:00 PM (ET)

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, UT, Salt Lake City

TV: NBCS

Point Spread: GS +6/ UTA -6 (Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE when you use bonus code PREDICTEM at Betnow Sportsbook!)

Total: 234.0

Money Line: Golden State Warriors +197/ -242

Notable Injuries

Warriors

  • Draymond Green (Out) Hip
  • Stephen Curry (Out) Ankle
  • Andre Iguodala (Out) Hip
  • Andrew Wiggins (Out) Adductor

Jazz

  • Mike Conley (Questionable) Leg
  • Johnny Juzang (Out) Wrist

Recent Form

Golden State is 13-12 overall this season. When taking to the road, Golden State has a mark of 2-10 and a win percentage of 17.0%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 11-14-0 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 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS.

Golden State most recently lost to the Pacers by a score of 112-104. The team high 28 points from Klay Thompson was not enough to come away with the win. The Warriors were 12-point favorites going into the game.

Heading into the game, Utah is 14-12 overall. When playing at home, Utah has a mark of 8-4 and a win percentage of 67%. Currently, the team is 9th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 14-10-2 vs. the spread. In Utah’s last five games, the Jazz have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 3-2 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 4-6 and 4-5-1 ATS.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the 129-118 win over the Jazz. The Warriors’ margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 8.0 point favorite.

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Analysis

This season, Golden State is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.2 points per game. So far, the Warriors are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 102.3 possessions per game. The Warriors have been able to put together a strong offensive attack despite sitting just 5th in a 3-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are among the league leaders in attempts at 43.6 attempts per game. Defensively, the Warriors have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 105.5 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 33.92%.

A major injury to note for today’s game is that Golden State will not have Stephen Curry available as is already listed as out on the injury report. Jordan Poole will take on the role as the primary scorer for the team. This season, Poole is averaging 17.0 points per game for the Warriors.

This season, Utah is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.7 points per game. So far, the Jazz are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.4 possessions per game. Utah’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 8th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.4%. Defensively, the Jazz have 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.

Coming into today’s game, Lauri Markkanen is the leading scorer for Utah at 22.2 points per game. This season, Markkanen has a field goal percentage of 52.8%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Jordan Clarkson, at 19.7 points per contest.

Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss.
  • The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
  • The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
  • The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
  • The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on three or more days of rest.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

Poor Utah. They’re getting a Warriors team that is playing good ball and will have sharpened teeth after an ugly loss. The Jazz are playing poorly, and this is a really bad spot to be catching the Warriors. The GSW may win this game by 10+ points, so I’m happy as a pig in slop to only have to lay -1.5. Bet your Week 14 NFL and Week 15 college football picks for FREE by scoring a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $500 when you use bonus code PREDICTEM on the Special Offers page at Everygame Sportsbook!