Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (41-31) at Utah Jazz (31-40)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +4.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in Salt Lake City.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been charging towards the playoffs, winning six of their last eight but they hit a major speed bump on Tuesday when they got absolutely demolished by the Spurs in a 130-91 rout. Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter led the way with 16 points while Dion Waiters added 14, but no one else finished in double figures as the Thunder fell behind by 71-50 at the half and never looked like coming back. Yes, the Thunder weren't switched on to start the game and ended up getting burned, but the Spurs were playing so well that it looked like no team was going to slow them down. With the loss, Oklahoma City dropped to 41-31 overall and 14-22 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have lost five of their last six and will be looking to avoid a fifth straight loss after getting thumped by the Nuggets 107-91 last night. Gordon Hayward was a chance to miss the game but ended up playing and had himself 24 points while Elijah Millsap added 16 points off the bench, but the Jazz just got blown away in the first half and never recovered. With the loss, Utah falls to 31-41 on the season and 14-22 on the road where they've lost their last two.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record, while the Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games playing on zero days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Thunder are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Utah and the Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Thunder have already beaten the Jazz twice this season including a 99-94 victory back on Jan. 9 and I'm expecting another narrow win for them in this one.