San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz - 11/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (1-2) at San Antonio Spurs (4-0)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -10.5 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz invade the AT&T Center to take on the red-hot San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
The Jazz have lost two of their first three games of the season and will be loooking to bounce back from their 88-75 loss to the Clippers on Sunday. George Hill led the team with 18 points while Dante Exum chipped in with 10 points off the bench, but no other player finished in double figures as the Jazz shot just 39.7 percent from the field. Joe Johnson poured in 29 points in his debut for the Jazz but was held to just seven points on three of nine shooting against the Clippers. Gordon Hayward missed his third straight game with a broken finger on his left hand and is still targeting a mid-to-late November return.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have hit the ground running and are suddenly aiming for a fifth straight win to start the season following their 106-99 win at Miami on Sunday. Kawhi Leonard continued his hot start to the season with a game-high 27 points while Pau Gasol added 20 points with 11 rebounds, but it was the bench scoring that was key for the Spurs as their reserves outscored the Heat's bench by 43-14, highlighted by 18 points from Patty Mills. With the win, San Antonio improves to 4-0 overall and 3-0 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall, 0-5 ATS in their last five against the Western Conference and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record, while the Spurs are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the Jazz are 6-19-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in San Antonio and the home team is 35-16-1 ATS in the last 52 meetings overall.
The Jazz were terrible on the offensive end in their last loss to the Clippers and if it happens again, they just won't be able to hang with the Spurs for 48 minutes here. It;s a hefty line for a road team, but I don't think the Jazz have what it takes to challenge the Spurs while they're shorhanded.