Utah Jazz (15-20) at Golden State Warriors (27-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Utah Jazz could use a win here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 101.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 18 points and 3.3 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 17.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 4.8 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 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 four straight road games.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.5 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.8 points and 2.6 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and Omri Casspi is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 11 of their last 13 home games.
The Jazz are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Warriors are 41-16-3 ATS in their last 60 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 25-9-2 in the last 36 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are simply falling apart right now, as they're being outscored by 12 points in their last five games and I'm sure playing on the end of a back to back against the best team in the league won't help. The Warriors are about as healthy as they've been in a while and are covering 50 percent of the games they've been a double-digit favorite this season. The Warriors are also outscoring teams by 10 points in their last five games. While it's more of a fade from the Jazz than anything else, give me Golden State in a beatdown.