Utah Jazz (41-31) at San Antonio Spurs (42-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -3 -- Over/Under: 194 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 103 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20 points and 3.6 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 12.6 points and four rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won 12 straight road games.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a statement victory here to build on their five-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.7 points and 8.4 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 10.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Patty Mills is dishing 2.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won six straight home games.
The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 7-19-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings in San Antonio, underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah Jazz have another one of their crazy stretches going, and they haven't lost on the road in ages. However, the San Antonio Spurs are also starting to heat up down the stretch, and they've won six straight at home. The Spurs are outscoring teams by 15.8 points and allowing just 41 percent shooting in their last five games. Those are good numbers to have when facing a team on the end of a back to back. It's tough to turn down the free bucket with how hot the Jazz are, but I'm going to back the Spurs and the small line at home. The San Antonio Spurs are starting to put things together despite not having their best player.