Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/18/13
Golden State Warriors (7-3) at Utah Jazz (1-10)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +8 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz will be looking for revenge tonight when they play host to the Golden State Warriors.
Led by a fast start from the trigger-happy Stephen Curry, the Warriors got out to an absolute flyer against the Jazz on Saturday and flew out to an early lead of 19 points. Curry finished with 15 points and 11 assists, Andrew Bogut added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Klay Thompson had a game-high 25 points. The Jazz would immediately claw their way back to within seven points, but a second wave from the Warriors would push the lead to 20 points in the fourth, putting the game to bed. For the Jazz, Derrick Favors led the way with 17 points while Gordon Hayward and Marvin Williams added 14 points apiece, but the Jazz were always playing from behind after scoring just 13 points in a horrendous first quarter.
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In ATS trends, the Warriors are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games overall, while the Jazz are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a double digit loss.
Head to head, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Utah and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Jazz will be eager to square the ledger by beating the Warriors in front of their home crowd, but the Jazz are just 1-10 on the season and 1-4 at home which leaves me with little faith that they can change their fortunes overnight. I'm not in love with this pick, but I have to go with the Warriors to win this one by double digits until the Jazz can start showing me some kind of consistency.