Utah Jazz (13-13) at Milwaukee Bucks (14-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -3 -- Over/Under: 199 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Utah Jazz look for a big road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 103.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Rodney Hood is averaging 17.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 assists. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 4.8 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 103.1 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points and 10.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.6 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last 11 home games.
The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee, 25-5 ATS in the last 30 meetings and the home team is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
We've been backing the Utah Jazz a lot as of late, as they're rolling right now both SU and ATS, and they've become an offensive powerhouse out of the blue. The Jazz are outscoring teams by 11 points in their last five games and are 6-3 this season ATS when an underdog by less than five points. The Bucks are good at home and starting to play consistent basketball, but they're also on the end of a back to back and are just 2-5 ATS when favored by less than five points. I'm taking the free bucket with the rested team that's playing good, confident basketball.