Jazz vs. Bucks Prediction
Will the Utah Jazz pull off the small upset when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night? Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Milwaukee. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bucks are 3-point home favorites versus the Jazz, who opened as a 5.5-point road underdog. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 199.5 after hitting the board at the same point.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Saturday morning, the Jazz are receiving 56% of the tickets and 94% of the money.
Injury Report: Rodney Hood is doubtful for the Jazz tonight due to an ankle injury. Joe Johnson remains out with a wrist injury and Dante Exum is out with a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Jabari Parker (knee), Matthew Dellavdova (knee), Jason Terry (calf) and Mirza Teletovic (knee) are all out. Tony Snell (knee) is also questionable.
Who We Like: Utah. The Jazz are 25-5 against the spread in their last 30 games versus the Bucks and have covered the spread in five of their last six trips to Milwaukee.
Utah has also been a great bet outside of this series, too. The Jazz are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, is 8-2-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus Central opponents, and is 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the Bucks are 0-3-2 against the spread in their last five home games, are 0-2-2 against the number in their last four games overall, and are 1-5-1 at the betting window in their last seven games coming off a win.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ +3