Jazz at Thunder - 12/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (10-11) at Oklahoma City Thunder (15-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSOK
The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder square off Sunday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.9 points and 3.3 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 17.2 points and 8.9 rebounds. Alec Burks is dishing 2.3 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to build on their current four-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.3 points and 8.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.1 points and 9.8 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five straight home games.
The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City.
Three of the last four games between these two teams have been decided by five or less points. The Jazz are a pretty solid team defensively and are 2-0 ATS this season when a dog by five or more points. I'm taking the Jazz and the free points.