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Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/19/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors (21-10) at Utah Jazz (14-17)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz +3 -- Over/Under: 218
TV Channel
NSBA, ATRM
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The Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 28.8 points and 5.5 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 1.9 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won their last four road games.

The Utah Jazz could use a bounce back victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 106.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 21 points and 3.2 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.5 points and 12.3 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last seven home games.

The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 4-13 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall.

The Utah Jazz have won three of the last four meetings against the Golden State Warriors, and that one loss was earlier this season that needed a last second tip in from Jonas Jerebko. The Jazz have the combination of defense and size that gives the Warriors fits at both ends of the floor. With that said, the Jazz aren't playing well at the moment, which includes shooting just 43.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Golden State Warriors are enjoying probably their best stretch of the season and are as healthy as they've been in quite some time. We only have to lay a bucket with the better team. I have to side with the Warriors in this contest. ..

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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