Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz - 4/6/14
Utah Jazz (24-52) at Golden State Warriors (47-29)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -9 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSNB
The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors will meet for the fourth and final time this season on Sunday. The Warriors lead the series 3-0.
The Jazz are coming off a 100-96 win on Friday over the New Orleans Pelicans, but have lost 11 of their last 13 games. On the season, the Jazz average 94.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allow 101.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Scoring hasn’t come easy at all for the Jazz this year, as they’ve scored no more than 96 points in eight of their last nine games. However, Gordon Hayward has scored 21 or more points in three of his last six games and is starting to emerge into an all-star caliber player. The Utah Jazz are 31-39-6 ATS overall and 16-20-2 ATS on the road.
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Golden State is jockeying for playoff position and trying its best to avoid San Antonio or Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs. The Warriors have won six of their last nine games. On the season, the Warriors average 103.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allow 98.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. The Warriors aren't knocking shots down as consistently as they would like, but Stephen Curry is shooting 45.9 percent from downtown in his last five games. The Golden State Warriors are 36-37-3 ATS overall and 17-19-2 ATS at home.
The Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Warriors are one of the best scoring teams in the league, while the Jazz are one of the worst scoring teams in the league. When you combine that with the fact the Warriors have alreayd beaten the Jazz twice this year by double digits, I like Golden State to cover the spread in this matchup.