San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz - 1/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (15-18) at San Antonio Spurs (30-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -16 -- Over/Under: 186 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot when they play host to the Utah Jazz tonight.
The Spurs will be going for a sixth straight win tonight after making light work of the Bucks in a 123-98 rout on Monday. Kawhi Leonard led the scoring with 24 points on nine of 12 shooting while Jonathan Simmons added 18 points and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in with 16 as the Spurs jumped all over the Bucks in a dominant 31-19 second quarter and never looked back. Tony Parker sat out the game with a hip injury and is expected to once again be sitting on the sidelines.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz were going for a third straight win on Monday but fell just short, losing to the Rockets by 93-91 at home. Rodney Hood led the scoring with 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 20 while Trey Lyles had 13 but the Jazz just fell to pieces in a 24-14 fourth quarter dominated by the Rockets. With the loss, Utah falls to 15-18 on the season and 10-8 at home.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with above .600, while the Spurs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a win and 41-18 ATS in their last 59 games overall.
Head to head, the Jazz are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in San Antonio and the home team is 30-12-1 ATS in the last 43 meetings.
This seems like a lot of points to be giving the Jazz here, but the Spurs have just been playing too well lately and should be able to cover the hefty spread once again.