Jazz vs. Bucks - 2/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (32-26) at Utah Jazz (22-35)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -2.5 -- Over/Under: 185.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Northwest, FS-Wisconsin
The Utah Jazz and the Milwaukee Bucks face off on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena in a NBA matchup.
The Utah Jazz are 22-35 this season and look to be pretty much out of the hunt for the playoffs in the Western Conference. The Jazz are averaging 95.7 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 97.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. Gordon Hayward leads Utah averaging 19.6 points per game. Derrick Favors is averaging 16 points and 8.2 rebounds, Trey Burke is averaging 12.9 points, and Rudy Gobert is averaging 7.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. The Jazz are 12-16 at home and 5-5 in their last 10 games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-26 this season and sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. The Bucks are averaging 98.3 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 96.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee averaging 12 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. O.J. mayo is averaging 11.9 points, Khris Middleton is averaging 11.8 points, and Erson Ilyasova is averaging 9.1 points. The Bucks are 15-15 on the road and 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Utah is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 3-1-1 against the spread following a win, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games. Milwaukee is 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 road games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. The home team has covered the point spread in 12 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
Milwaukee faded down the stretch on Friday against the Lakers so travelling again and the altitude likely won’t help them so baring a big game from Michael Carter-Williams I see the jazz getting the win and the cover.