Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (14-8) at Utah Jazz (10-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +2.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Salt Lake City to battle the Utah Jazz tonight.
The Thunder are really starting to heat up now that they've won seven of their last nine games and their last three straight. In the team's latest outing, Kevin Durant racked up a triple-double of 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists while Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka added 23 points each as the Thunder poured in 60 points in the first half en route to a 107-94 win over the Hawks. Durant hasn't been dropping 40-point games like we've gotten acustomed to seeing, but he's definitely played the role of facilitator and it's been working a treat. After a sluggish start to the season, OKC is now 14-8 on the season and 10-3 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz have lost three of their last five overall but looked real good in Wednesday's 106-85 blowout win over the Knicks. Gordon Hayward led the scoring with 24 points, Derrick Favors added 20 while Trey Burke had 15 off the bench as the Jazz stormed out to lead by 29-11 after the first quarter and never looked back. Midway through the third quarter, the Jazz were actually up by 70-37 before they took their foot off the gas the rest of the way. With the win, Utah improves to 10-10 overall and 5-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Utah and the home team is 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
A lot of the early money is going towards the Thunder and I have to say that I agree as they seem to be turning the corner and really starting to heat up now that Durant is back at his best.