Jazz vs. Bucks Prediction
Will the Milwaukee Bucks remain dominant at home when they play host to the surging Utah Jazz tonight at 8PM ET?
581 Utah Jazz vs. 582 Milwaukee Bucks
Monday, January 7, 2019
8PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Jazz. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222 points. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent going on the Bucks at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jazz heating up
The Utah Jazz are coming off back-to-back road wins over the Cavs and the Pistons. They have also covered the spread in three of their last four games. Utah is 20-20 on the season, 12-11 on the road, 20-19-1 against the spread and 20-19-1 with the over.
The Jazz are a pretty solid defense, allowing just 105.6 points per game while allowing the second-fewest rebounds in the NBA at 42.4 per game. Offensively, Utah averages just 108.0 points per game. The team will be without Thabo Sefolosha and Dante Exum tonight due to injuries. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team this season with 20.2 points per game while Rudy Gobert is adding 14.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per contest.
Bucks end win streak
The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a 123-116 loss at home to the Raptors on Saturday. That snapped a five-game win and cover streak for the Bucks. Milwaukee is 27-11 on the season, 18-4 at home, 21-15-2 against the spread and 21-17 with the over.
Milwaukee has the top-scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 117.7 points per game while being the top-rebounding team in the league as well at 49.4 per game. Defensively, the Bucks are giving up 108.2 points per game while limiting opponents to a league-low 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 26.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per contest while Khris Middleton is adding 17.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz have covered the spread in six straight games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, but 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning percentage over .600
The Bucks have covered the spread in four straight games following a loss and in five straight following a failed cover.
Utah is heating up a little bit, but facing the Bucks is a big step up for them right now. The Jazz have struggled against the best of the NBA and I think it will continue tonight on the road against the Bucks. Milwaukee has too much scoring and athleticism for Utah. The Jazz haven’t proven they can score consistently enough to match while Milwaukee will do.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5