Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (4-1) at Utah Jazz (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz square off Friday night in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs hope to remain unbeaten on the road and build on their impressive 4-1 start to the NBA season. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 105.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 28.4 points and 3.8 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Utah Jazz look to remain undefeated at home and build on a decent 3-2 start to the season. The Utah Jazz are averaging 95.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 92.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 21.4 points and 4.6 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Joe Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last eight home games.
The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah and the home team is 35-17-1 ATS in the last 53 meetings.
The Jazz just beat the Spurs by 15 points on Tuesday by shooting 50 percent from the field and making 15 threes. Beating a team like San Antonio twice in one week won't be easy, but the Utah Jazz aren't a fluke. Utah plays elite level defense and now has more offensive firepower with the additions of Hill, Johnson and others. Don't sleep on this Jazz team. When you add in the fact you never know who the Spurs are going to play or sit, I'm taking the Jazz and the points at home.