Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs Playoffs Prediction & Odds
Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs
Playoffs Prediction & Odds
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The Utah Jazz (36-30 SU, 34-31-1 ATS, 32-32-2 O/U) will have their hands full with the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs (50-16 SU, 42-20-4 ATS, 39-26-1 O/U) in this first round matchup.
The Jazz lost two of three regular season meetings against the Spurs, but they will enter the postseason riding a stellar five-game SU winning streak that earned them the last spot in the conference playoffs.
The good news for Utah betting backers is the fact that the Jazz ranked fourth in scoring (99.7 ppg) while finishing ninth in field goal shooting percentage (45.6) and third in rebounding (44.2 rpg). Defensively, the Jazz ranked 23rd in points allowed (99.0 ppg) despite ranking eighth in defensive three-point percentage (34.0).
Utah went 20-13 ATS at home this season and 14-18-1 ATS on the road while placing four players in double-digit scoring, led by veteran forward Al Jefferson (19.2 ppg).
The Spurs enter the postseason as the league’s hottest team, having won a blistering 10 straight games and 21 of their L/23 games overall. San Antonio has scored over 100 points in 18 of their L/23 games while topping the 110-point plateau in 13 of those contests, including seven of their L/8 games overall.
San Antonio has gone 24-8-1 ATS at home this season and an equally impressive 18-12-3 ATS on the road while ranking second in scoring (103.7 ppg) and first in both, field goal percentage and three-point percentage.
Defensively, the Spurs finished 16th in points allowed (96.5 ppg) and just 17th in field goal percentage. San Antonio placed four players in double-digit scoring this season while four more players averaged at least 9.0 points per contest.
Here is a look at the key ATS and O/U trends for both ballclubs this season.
Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
Jazz are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Jazz are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
Over is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 playoff games as an underdog.
Over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Over is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 games as a road underdog.
Over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 road games.
Spurs are 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
Spurs are 23-7-2 ATS in their last 32 vs. Western Conference.
Spurs are 36-12-4 ATS in their last 52 games overall.
Spurs are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest.
Spurs are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as a favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 home games.
Over is 8-2 in Spurs last 10 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Over is 21-7-1 in Spurs last 29 overall.
Key head-to-head trends
Over is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in San Antonio.
Favorite is 21-7-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
Over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Road team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Jazz are 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in San Antonio.