San Antonio Spurs (22-10) at Utah Jazz (14-18)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +3.5-- Over/Under: 198 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz meet Thursday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Kawhi Leonard is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.
The Utah Jazz could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 102.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 17.7 points and 3.4 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 17.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 4.8 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six home games.
The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the favorite is 33-16-2 ATS in the last 51 meetings and the home team is 33-16-2 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
The Jazz have cooled off big time as of late to the point they're being outscored by nine points in their last five games. The Spurs are having guys in and out of the lineup, but they continue to put together victories the way the Spurs usually do, and they're 7-2 ATS this season when favored by less than five points. I have to eat the small number with the road team here.