Thunder vs. Jazz - 3/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (34-36) at Oklahoma City Thunder (49-22)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSOK
The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder square off Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for another win after winning six of their last seven games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.7 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won four of their last six road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.7 points and 10.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight home games.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Thunder are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Jazz are really solid defensively and have what it takes to prevent guys not named Westbrook and Durant from beating them. This is also a bigger game for Utah, a team that's still fighting for a playoff spot. OKC wins, but Jazz should be able to hang.