Jazz vs. Spurs - 12/9/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (15-5) at Utah Jazz (5-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southwest, ROOT-Northwest
The Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs face off on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena in NBA action.
The Utah Jazz are spiraling downward and they have one of the worst records in the NBA this season. The Jazz have lost nine games in a row and they are 3-8 at home this season. The jazz are averaging 96.2 points and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 102.4 points and their opponents are shooting 47.8 percent. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds to lead Utah. Derrick Favors is averaging 16.3 points and 8.7 rebounds, Enes Kanter is averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Alec Burks is averaging 13.3 points. The Jazz have talent on the roaster but lack depth.
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It’s just another season for the San Antonio Spurs as they keep winning in bunches as stay in the thick of things in the Western Conference. The Spurs are 8-4 on the road this season, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they have won back-to-back games. The Spurs are averaging 101.2 points per game and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 94 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Tony Parker leads the Spurs averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 assists per game. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, Tim Duncan is averaging 13.9 points and 10.3 rebounds, and Manu Ginobli is averaging 11.9 points. The Spurs may not have that many more seasons of this core group playing together but they appear to making the most of it.
Utah is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 6-13-2 against the spread in their last 21 home games, and 0-4 against the spread on zero days rest. San Antonio is 6-2 against the spread against the Western Conference, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 14-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The home team is 26-12-1 against the spread in the last 39 meetings of these two.
Tony Parker is out for this one but I still have it going over the modest total so my free pick is the over.