Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz - 12/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (10-11) at Oklahoma City Thunder (15-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz invade the Chesapeake Energy Arena to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
The Thunder have now won four straight after taking down the Jazz in a 94-90 win at Utah on Friday. Russell Westbrook led the scoring with 24 points on eight of 19 shooting, but in the clutch moments, it was actually Kevin Durant who took ownership of the ball and made two key shots to finish with 21 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. OKC really should have won in a blowout as they were up double figures late, but they eventually snuck out with the narrow win in what was a competetive contest. With the win, OKC improves to 15-8 overall and 5-5 onthe road.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz had lost three of five going into Friday's game but they still have plenty to feel good about despite the loss. Gordon Hayward continued his strong form with a team-high 19 points, Trey Burke added 16 points while Alec Burks had 15 as the Jazz rallied to make a game of what should have been a blowout for the Thunder. With the loss, Utah drops back below .500 to 10-11 on the season and 5-5 at home.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last five against the NBA Northwest and 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games.
Head to head, the Jazz are 1-6-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Oklahoma City and the home team is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Jazz showed plenty of fight in what would've been a double digit loss for most other teams, but they'll need to step it up a level on the road if they want to stay competitive in OKC and I can't see that happening.