Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/28/20

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/28/20 Photo by Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (1-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0)

NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +7 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Utah Jazz look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.5 points and five assists while Mike Conley is averaging 19 points and three assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 17 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 58.5 rebounds per game. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after beating the Hornets in their season opener. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 24 points and seven rebounds while George Hill is averaging 21 points and three assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 40.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 road games. The under is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 overall. The Jazz are 5-14-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Oklahoma City and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Utah Jazz have looked like two different teams through their first two games and the consistent offense hasn't been there just yet. The Oklahoma City Thunder are underdogs for the second time this season and it feels like oddsmakers aren't high on them with the loss of Chris Paul. While the Jazz are the better team here, OKC is still a young, talented team that shouldn't be taken lightly and has been a covering machine over the last 12 months. This is a lot of points to pass up. Give me the Thunder.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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