Utah Jazz (3-2) at San Antonio Spurs (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz invade the AT&T Center to battle the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
The Utah Jazz have been in decent form as they’ve won three of their first five games and they will be looking to build some momentum after outlasting the Clippers in a 106-100 home win on Friday. Mike Conley led the team with 33 points and seven assists, Donovan Mitchell added 15 points with five assists while Derrick Favors chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Jazz shot 46 percent from the field and 15 of 42 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to build a 20-point lead, before holding on for the narrow win after the Clippers cut the lead to just one point with just 3:15 remaining.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs won their first two games of the season but are now looking to stop a three-game skid after getting stopped by the Lakers in a 109-103 loss on Friday. Keldon Johnson led the team with 26 points and 10 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 23 points with nine rebounds and seven assists while Rudy Gay chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 42 percent from the field and 13 of 34 from the 3-point line as they took it to the Lakers from start to finish, but they faded in the fourth quarter, scoring just 18 points as the Lakers pulled away with it.
Looking at the betting trends, the Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. The Spurs are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings overall and the Jazz are 8-22-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings in San Antonio.
LaMarcus Aldridge is currently listed as questionable for Sunday with left knee soreness which is disappointing for the Spurs who rely so heavily on his scoring on the inside. The Jazz haven’t quite been at their best, but they’ll take plenty of confidence from their win over the Clippers. This should be a close one, but I’m leaning towards the Jazz to continue their strong form with a second straight win here.