Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs (By: Miyagi)
The Spurs are halfway through a very tough schedule with 8 straight games on the road and things have been far from good for them so far as they lost the first three of those games (Kings, Warriors, Blazers) and today they will face a tough team to beat at home, the Jazz, thus they are in risk of recording their 4th straight loss for the first time this season!
The Spurs were not active in the trade market as they made no moves and I think there were no rumors as well, so things are quite normal for them. White will miss this game while Gay is expected to dress up.
The Spurs are using a higher tempo and playing more entertaining basketball this season which may have an impact on their defense but their offense is also doing a lot better with their 112.5 points per game compared to last seasons' 102.4ppg. They average just a bit over 111 points per game on the road.
The Jazz on the other side have the 4th best defensive record allowing 105.8 points per game (104.9 at home) but consistency is not the word I would use for their D as it has been hit or miss since they either hold their opponents below 100p or things go wild and they concede well above 110.
Both teams had at least 1 day of rest and they both will have an extra 2 days of rest after this game, so, unless something weird is about to happen, their starters will stay long on the court which means more quality on both ends. I would be far from surprised if the Spurs find a way to pull an upset here and I can see them covering this high line of 7+ points but from what they have shown so farm that is far far more likely to come through their offense, so I expect them to go above 106 points today.
Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs prediction
|Spurs Over 106.5 (Team Total Points)||Bet365||1.83||9||125-105 LOST (-9 units)|