Jazz vs. Thunder Prediction & Odds

Jazz vs. Thunder, 3/3/23 NBA Prediction, Odds & Trends

A pair of inconsistent, struggling squads will meet in OKC on Friday night when the Thunder host the Jazz at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Is Utah a safe bet as a slight road favorite or is there more value elsewhere on the board?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

555 Utah Jazz (-2) at 556 Oklahoma City Thunder (+2); o/u 234.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 3, 2023

Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Jazz vs. Thunder Public Betting Information

The public favors the Pelicans in this game. Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 55% of public bets are on Jazz in this contest. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around.

Utah Jazz DFS Spin

Lauri Markkanen tallied 28 points (9-of-21 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, and four 3-pointers in Tuesday's 102-94 loss to the Spurs. Markkanen has scored 21 points or more in eight straight games now, but Tuesday's performance ended a stretch of three straight in which he shot 50% or better from the field. However, there was another streak that the 7-footer managed to extend. He's now made a 3-pointer in 48 consecutive games, the longest streak for a player Markkanen's height or taller in NBA history. He's providing top-20 value in 9-cat formats for the season, and Markkanen may be there to stay, given how well he has played.

Oklahoma City Thunder DFS Spin

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (health and safety protocols, abdominal strain) will remain sidelined for Friday's matchup with the Jazz. At least SGA isn't dealing with the right ankle soreness anymore. He's down to only two ailments that are keeping him out of the lineup. Hopefully the abdominal strain will be healed by the time he exits league protocols. Isaiah Joe had been starting in place of SGA, but Jeremiah Robinson-Earl got the nod in their last game. Mark Daigneault has mixed up the starting lineup often, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him do it again on Friday.

Jazz vs. Thunder NBA Betting Trends

Jazz are 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings

Jazz are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Oklahoma City

Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games

Thunder are 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5 games overall

Jazz vs. Thunder NBA Prediction:

The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams, is 10-1 in the Thunder’s last 11 games when facing an opponent with a losing record and is 6-2-1 in OKC’s last nine games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 5-0 in the Jazz’s last five games overall, is 16-5 in their last 21 games versus a team with a losing record and is 6-1 in their last seven games playing on two days of rest.


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