Thunder vs. Jazz Spread Prediction
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a funk and could wind up losing their grip on homecourt advantage when it comes to the playoffs. Will they right the ship tonight in Utah where they’ll visit a Jazz team that has lost two of their last three games?
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 11, 2019
Vivant Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Jazz are 3-point favorites to beat the Thunder. The total, meanwhile, sits at 227 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Russell Westbrook picked up his 15th technical foul of the season in Friday's 118-110 loss to the Clippers. This means that Westbrook is one tech away from an automatic one-game suspension. If fantasy owners want to plan ahead that means there's a good chance Westy only suits up for three games in OKC's upcoming 4-game week unless he manages to keep his cool. As for his stat line, it was just another day in the office with 32 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, one block and two triples before he fouled out in 32 minutes.
Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin
Rudy Gobert struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Friday with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and five blocks in 33 minutes. Jonas Valanciunas dominated the interior with 27 points, and Gobert's struggles at the line continued -- he was 3-of-7 for the night which brings him down to 41.7% over his last five games. Maybe it's just fatigue, but this couldn't have happened at a worse time for fantasy owners in head-to-head playoffs. The rest of his game has been awesome though as Gobert ranks 11th for the past month if you ignore/punt free throws.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games.
The Jazz are 16-5-1 against the number in their last 22 games following an ATS loss in their previous game.
The Thunder are in a funk but at least they’ll be at full strength tonight in Utah. You can’t say the same about the Jazz, who will once again be short-handed in their backcourt. Ricky Rubio (left hip tightness) will not play and Rual Neto (left hamstring tightness) has been ruled out as well. With Dante Exum (ankle) doubtful, Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles will assume most of the playmaking duties next to Donovan Mitchell. While he did foul out after 28 minutes versus the Clippers on Friday, Paul George says his shoulder feels fine. With the Thunder 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Jazz, I like OKC and will take the added value of the money line.
Monday NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder Money Line (+145)