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Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs - 2/12/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs (35-22) at Utah Jazz (28-28)
Date & Time Monday February 12, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -4.5 -- Over/Under: 197
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NBA | San Antonio Spurs (35-22) at Utah Jazz (28-28)

The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The San Antonio Spurs could use a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 45 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 10.6 points and 8.3 rebounds. Patty Mills is dishing 2.6 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last eight road games. 

The Utah Jazz look for another victory to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 103.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.2 points and 3.4 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 12.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last six home games.

The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spurs are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Utah, the home team is 34-16-2 ATS in the last 52 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The San Antonio Spurs continue to struggle, especially on the road, and that's not going to change with all the injuries this team has. The Utah Jazz are one of the hotter teams in the league and are outscoring teams by over 13 points in their last five games. The Jazz have also won each of the last three games against the Spurs. Utah and the small line here has to be the play based on their form. 

Utah Jazz -4.5

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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