San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz - 12/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (10-12) at San Antonio Spurs (20-5)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz invade the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonip Spurs tonight.
The Jazz have lost five of their last seven overall after falling to the Thunder in a 104-98 overtime loss last night. Rodney Hood led the team with 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 22 poitns while Alec Burks had 21 as the Jazz started the game well to lead by 13 points going into halftime, but the Thunder struck early in the third quarter to level the score and force overtime where the Jazz could only muster a consolation layup with the game all but lost. Utah is now 10-12 on the season and 5-7 on the road where they've lost two straight.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have won six of their last seven and are coming off an impressive 103-78 win at Atlanta. Kawhi Leonard led the scoring with 22 points, Manu Ginobili added 17 points while LaMarcus Aldridge had 13, but this win was all about defense and the Spurs simply suffocated the Hawks in a dominant 47-25 first half. With the win, San Antonio improves to 20-5 overall and 8-5 on the road where they've won three of their last four.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against a team above .600 and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last four against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games.
Head to head, the Jazz are 5-16-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings in San Antonio and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Jazz were so close to pulling off a major upset last night but just couldn't find their offense when they really needed it and that won't be good enough against the Spurs who have been on a tear lately. Take San Antonio to win and cover the hefty spread at home where they're still undefeated.