Warriors vs. Jazz Prediction
The Golden State Warriors and the host Utah Jazz each won their first game of the regular season this week as they get set to meet tonight in Salt Lake City. Will Utah use home-court advantage to pave the way to the victory as the underdogs?
715 Golden State Warriors at 716 Utah Jazz
Friday, October 19, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena at 10:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 214 points. As of Friday afternoon, 85 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Golden State. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Warriors hold off Thunder
Golden State saw a double-digit lead turn to nothing in the third quarter in its season opener at home against Oklahoma City, but ultimately held on for a 108-100 victory. Steph Curry led the Warriors with 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. He shot 11-of-20 from the floor including 5-of-9 on 3-pointers. Kevin Durant put in 27 points to go with eight boards and six assists. Klay Thompson had 14 points and four rebounds. Damian Jones added 12 points, three rebounds, three blocks and two assists.
Jazz win high-scoring game at Kings
Donovan Mitchell scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as Utah won 124-117 at Sacramento Wednesday night. He shot 8-of-21 from the floor while added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Joe Ingles contributed 22 points, six assists and four steals. Rudy Gobert had 19 points, 15 boards and three blocked shots. Jae Crowder, Dante Exum and Alec Burks all had 13 points off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 4-0 in the last four Warriors games on Fridays. The under is 6-0 in the last six Warriors games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.
The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last four Friday games. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
These two teams are strong defensively, but I think this total is still a couple points too low. Let's not forget all the offensive talent here such as Curry, Durant and Mitchell. This series has tilted toward overs in recent years and I'm going to say the same happens tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE/UTAH OVER 214