Warriors vs. Jazz - 3/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (31-37) at Golden State Warriors (55-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSNB
The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors square off Saturday night at the ORACLE Arena.
The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 94.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.7 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.4 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz have been one of the hotter teams in the league, and it’s because of a defense that’s allowing 40.2 percent shooting in their last five games. The Jazz have allowed 91 or less points in 12 straight games and have won 12 of their last 14 games when allowing less than 100 points.
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The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.3 points and eight assists while Draymond Green is averaging 11.7 points and 8.2 rebounds. Marreese Speights is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 48.8 percent from the field in their last five games and haven’t lost a home game since January 27th. The Warriors have also allowed 96 or less points in back-to-back games and have yet to lose a game this season when allowing less than 100 points.
The Jazz are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Warriors are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I love the way the Jazz are playing, and we've made some money backing them. However, the Warriors are a different animal on their home court and continue to simply beat teams heads in at the Oracle. Take GSW to win by double digits.