Warriors vs. Jazz Prediction
The Golden State Warriors are only laying 3.5 points on the road tonight against the Utah Jazz at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will the defending champs cover the number or will the Jazz pull off a small upset?
9:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Jazz. The total, meanwhile, sits at 218.5 points and as of this writing, 69% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.
Golden State Warriors Fantasy Spin
Kevin Durant notched an efficient 23 points in a 110-93 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, hitting 7-of-15 shots and 8-of-8 from the line. He added five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a triple in 33 minutes. Durant has yet to miss a game this season and is averaging nearly 36 minutes per night, but that should trend down slightly with the Warriors finally getting healthy. The only concern for his fantasy owners won't come until later in the season when coach Steve Kerr gives his studs sporadic DNPs. Stephen Curry added 20 points, seven boards and three triples, while Klay Thompson chipped in with 16 points, five boards, three assists and three steals.
Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin
Rudy Gobert scored 18 points, shooting 6-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line, while also tallying 13 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal in 32 minutes Monday vs. Houston. Gobert was coming off one of his worst efforts of the season, as he accounted for six points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Magic in Mexico City. The 7-footer rebounded offensively, making 60% of his shots and scoring in double figures for the 28th time this season. Gobert's been quite good in non-scoring categories of late, as over the last five games he's averaging 11.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the Warriors’ last five games overall but the over is 9-4 in their last 13 road games.
The under is 5-1 in the Jazz’ last six games overall but the over is 7-2 in their last nine home games.
The Warriors are winless in all four of their last four games versus the Jazz while the home team in this series has covered in four of the last five meetings. Golden State is also 2-8 against the number in its last 10 conference games while the Jazz have covered five of their last seven at home. Utah is also 4-1-1 against the number in its last six games coming off a loss.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz +3.5