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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3-20-24 Picks

Utah Jazz (29-39) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (47-20)
March 20, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -15.5; Over/Under: +236.5
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The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 13 of their last 16 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting beaten by the Timberwolves in a 114-104 loss on Monday. Collin Sexton led the team with 24 points on nine of 17 shooting off the bench, Lauri Markkanen added 22 points with 12 rebounds while Keyonte George chipped in with 15 points and eight assists. As a team, the Jazz shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the 3-point line as they got off to a flyer and looked good when they exploded for 37 points in the first quarter to take an early 16-point lead, but their lead didn’t last long at all as the Timberwolves dominated the rest of the game to send the Jazz to another disappointing defeat at home.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 12 of their last 15 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after beating the Grizzlies in a 118-112 road win on Saturday. Jalen Williams led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Chet Holmgren added 22 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander chipped in with 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Thunder shot 51 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the 3-point line but they really couldn’t get any separation from the pesky Grizzlies until the third quarter where they poured in 35 points to take a 14-point lead which proved just enough to hold off a late rally from the Grizzlies. The Thunder will meet the Raptors after this one.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts

  • The Thunder have won each of their last 15 home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Thunder have failed to cover the spread in each of their last five games against Northwest Division opponents.
  • Ten of the Thunder’s last 11 games at Paycom Center following a road win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Utah Jazz Team Facts

  • The Jazz have lost each of their last 19 road games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Jazz have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games as underdogs against Western Conference opponents.
  • Each of the Jazz’s last four road games against Western Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Jazz vs Thunder prediction

The Jazz have ruled out Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen once again and they have John Collins listed as questionable, while the Thunder don’t have a single player listed on the injury report which is such a rarity in the league these days. It’s tempting to take the Jazz with the hefty start, but they are just so banged up at the moment and they’re going to find it hard to hang with the surging Thunder who could make this ugly if they get off to a quick start.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oklahoma City -15.5

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