Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (66-7) at Utah Jazz (37-37)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +5.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors invade the EnergySolutions Arena to battle the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
The Warriors have clearly been the best team all season and have a real chance at setting an NBA record of most wins in a regular season thanks to the play of three key players. Stephen Curry leads from the front with season averages of 30.0 points per game and 6.6 assists per game, Klay Thompson is averaging 22.7 points, while Draymond Green continues to be a nightly triple-double threat with averages of 13.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game but the true strength of the Warriors is their depth and it'll be players like Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights who will have a role to play in the upcoming playoffs.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz have won eight of their last 10 games and they'll be gunning for a third straight win following Monday's 123-75 victory over the Lakers. Rodney Hood connected on eight of nine 3-pointers to lead the way with 30 points, Shelvin Mack and Trevor Booker added 17 points each while Derrick Favors had 14 as the Jazz absolutely dominated the Lakers from start to finish, dealing the Lakers' Kobe Bryant his biggest loss of his career. Surely, confidence will be sky high now as Utah improve to .500 with a record of 37-37 which is currently good for seventh place in the Western Conference.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall but the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.
These two teams last met on Mar. 9 and it was the Warriors who dominated proceedings to win by 115-94 at home behind a balanced scoring effort that had five players finish in double figures. The Jazz will be eager to put up a better fight in this one and I'm sure they will, but I'm still backing the Warriors to come out on top and win this one by single digits.