Jazz at Spurs - 1/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (14-26) at San Antonio Spurs (25-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -11 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSSW
The Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs square off Sunday night at the AT&T Center.
The Utah Jazz have lost four of their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 96.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 99.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.2 points and 8.7 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing five assists. The Utah Jazz are really starting to take a major backseat in the standings due to inconsistent play. The good news is that the Jazz have held seven of their last nine opponents under 100 points, but they’re allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Jazz have split their last six road games SU.
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The San Antonio Spurs are slowly starting to look like the Spurs by winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 98.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Tim Duncan is averaging 15 points and 10.4 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is shooting 42.3 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs have really improved on defense during this stretch, allowing 44.1 percent shooting from the field and 30.6 percent from deep in their last five games. Of course, the return of Leonard doesn’t hurt, as he scored 20 points in his first game back from injury. The Spurs are as healthy as they’ve been all season.
The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest. The Spurs are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in San Antonio and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I'm staying away from the spread and taking the over in this spot. The Spurs are close to full strength and ready to really open things up while the Jazz have done a decent job of filling up the stat sheet lately despite losses. Also, the over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in San Antonio.