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NBA Odds: Jazz vs. Spurs Prediction and Winner

Overview

On Wednesday, January 26, 2011 a Western Division matchup will take place at the Energy Solutions Arena (formerly known as the Delta Center) in Salt Lake, Utah between the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz. These two teams met once earlier in the year and the Spurs were victorious 94-82. Let’s preview the teams before we make our pick for the Jazz vs. Spurs.

Utah Jazz (+3)

The Jazz enter this game with a 27-17 record and 2nd place in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference. They are 15-7 at home and 12-10 in road games. Currently they have lost 4 games in a row and are 4-6 in their last ten games. Offensively they average 100.1 points per game and their opponents average 98.9 The Utah Jazz is led in scoring by guard Deron Williams. He is dialing in 21.7 points per game and averages 9.5 rebounds to go along with 86% free throw shooting. Paul Milsap averages 17.1 points and almost eight rebounds per game. Al Jefferson is the third leading scorer for the Jazz at 16.7 points per game and he hauls in eight rebounds per game.

San Antonio Spurs (-3)

The Spurs have a league best record of 38-7 and are in first place in the Southwest Division. They are a stunning 24-2 at home and 14-5 on the road. They have won 9 out of their last ten games. For the season they average 104.1 points per game and give up 96.8 points. Manu Ginobilli leads the team in scoring with a 18.6 points per game and he averages 4.9 assists to go along with 87% free throw shooting. Guard Tony Parker is averaging 17.4 points and shoots 54% from the field. Tim Duncan hauls down almost ten rebounds per game and is scoring at a 13.6 points per game pace. Forwards Richard Jefferson and George Hill round out the scoring with a combined 25 points per game.

Conclusion

The Jazz have been struggling lately but they come home to the Energy Solutions Arena where they have had very good success. With a four game losing streak they will be armed and ready for the leagues’ best team to enter their house. The Spurs have shown the ability to play well on the road. It will boil down to which team has the best shooting percentage for the game. Rebounds are going to be equally divided but the bulk of the scoring is in favor of the Spurs. The betting odds for the Jazz game show Utah as +3 underdogs for this game. Our prediction is the Spurs win this game by 6 plus.  Bet on the Spurs to cover the spread.

ATS Trends

San Antonio
  • Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Spurs are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Spurs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  • Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  • Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
  • Spurs are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Northwest.
  • Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
  • Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Utah
  • Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog.
  • Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
  • Jazz are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Jazz are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Jazz are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference.
  • Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
  • Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
  • Jazz are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest.
  • Jazz are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

OU Trends

San Antonio
  • Under is 5-0 in Spurs last 5 vs. NBA Northwest.
  • Under is 9-1 in Spurs last 10 overall.
  • Over is 9-1 in Spurs last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Under is 7-1 in Spurs last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Under is 6-1 in Spurs last 7 Wednesday games.
  • Under is 6-1 in Spurs last 7 vs. Western Conference.
  • Over is 6-1 in Spurs last 7 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Under is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 road games.
  • Over is 8-2 in Spurs last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Under is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 games as a road favorite.
  • Under is 19-7 in Spurs last 26 games as a favorite.
  • Over is 7-3 in Spurs last 10 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5.
Utah
  • Over is 6-0 in Jazz last 6 Wednesday games.
  • Over is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 home games.
  • Under is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Over is 6-1 in Jazz last 7 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall.
  • Under is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
  • Under is 7-2 in Jazz last 9 vs. NBA Southwest.
  • Over is 10-3-1 in Jazz last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 12-5 in Jazz last 17 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • Over is 7-3 in Jazz last 10 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Over is 13-6 in Jazz last 19 games as an underdog.

Head to Head

  • Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
  • Home team is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
  • Spurs are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Utah.
  • Spurs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
  • Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Match Date - Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pick: San Antonio Spurs -3

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