Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz - 12/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (13-11) at Oklahoma City Thunder (10-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSOK
The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for another victory to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 103.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Rodney Hood is averaging 17.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell is averaging 16.4 points and 3.3 assists. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing five assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost seven of their last nine road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a third straight victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 102.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 22 points and 9.7 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won six of their last seven home games.
The Jazz are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 2-9-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Oklahoma City, the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
Even without Hood and on the end of a back to back, I'm not sure how anybody can turn down free points with the Utah Jazz. This team has all of a sudden become an offensive powerhouse and the confidence is growing by the second. The OKC Thunder also continue to struggle with consistency and a couple of victories doesn't allow me to forget the sluggish play. Give me the points.