Jazz vs. Thunder Monday Prediction
The Utah Jazz are now laying 8.5 points after opening as a 6.5-point road favorite for Monday night’s 8:00 p.m. ET tip-off with the OKC Thunder. With the total dropping from 221 down to 219, what’s the smart bet in this matchup tonight?
545 Utah Jazz (-8.5) at 546 Oklahoma City Thunder (+8.5); o/u 219
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, December 28, 2020
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Mike Conley hit 6-of-13 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-8 free throws for 20 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers in Saturday's 116-111 loss to the Wolves. Conley looked good tonight and is averaging 19 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals through two games and while more steals are probably coming, his season is off to a nice start. The Jazz had a chance to tie the game with 4.2 seconds left in the game but Bojan Bogdanovic wasn't able to get the ball in and got called for five seconds.
OKC Thunder DFS Spin
Oklahoma City picked up the fourth-year rookie contract option on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the third-year rookie contract option on Darius Bazley. This news comes as no surprise, as Gilgeous-Alexander and Bazley are seen as key building blocks for the Thunder moving forward. The former had one of the best games of his career Saturday night, posting a 24/9/7 line with one 3-pointer and one blocked shot in a two-point win over the Hornets. SGA boasted an ADP well within the top-30 entering this season, and with good reason. Bazley didn't go that high in fantasy drafts, but he could be a breakout player after performing well in the bubble to end last season.
Jazz vs. Thunder Betting Prediction
The Jazz are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games versus the Thunder and are 5-14-1 at the betting window in their last 20 games in OKC. Utah is also 3-12-2 against the spread in its last 17 games coming off a loss, is 1-4 against the number in its last five games as a road favorite and is 1-4-1 at the betting window in its last six games overall.
The Thunder, meanwhile, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games as a home dog, are 5-0 against the number in their last five home games and have covered in five of their last six games overall. OKC is 36-16 at the window in its last 52 games as an underdog, too.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +8.5