The Jazz are 4.5-point favorites at home against the Warriors. The over/under line in this Western Conference matchup is currently sitting at 242.5 points.

Golden State has lost two straight games and is 12th in the Western Conference. Utah has won six straight games and is ninth in the West.


The Pick: Golden State Warriors +4.5

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-110 in favor of the Jazz.
  • Our projections have Lauri Markkanen finishing with Lauri Markkanen points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Jazz finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.4% and knocking down 15 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Golden State?

Today, the Warriors are 4.5-point underdogs against the Jazz. So far this season, Golden State has been the underdog in 17 of their 40 games, going 4-13 straight-up and 11-5 against the spread.

In Western Conference play, the Warriors are 11-17 compared to 7-5 against non-conference opponents. This puts them 12th in the West, 5th in the Pacific Division.

Golden State is 18-22 on the season after losing their last two games. In their most recent game, the Warriors were favored by 7.5 points but lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 116-107.

This season, the Warriors have an O/U record of 23-16-1. In their last game vs. Memphis, the over/under line was 226.5, and their games have averaged 235.4 points per game.

In terms of their ATS record, the Warriors are 18-21 overall and 11-7 on the road. At home, they are 7-14 vs. the spread, and they have failed to cover in their last three home games.

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 118.9 points per game compared to 115.8 at home.

So far this season, Golden State has outscored the NBA scoring average in 55% of their games. In terms of pace, the Warriors are 13th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Warriors are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. However, they are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, making an average of 14.7 threes per game (4th).

Coming into the game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 118.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 55.0% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Warriors are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 28th in rejections, averaging 3.6 blocked shots each game.

Can the Jazz Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Utah is looking to extend their winning streak to seven games today against the Warriors. The Jazz are favored by 4.5 points and have gone 6-0 against the spread.

In their last game, the Jazz defeated the Pacers by a score of 132-105. The O/U line for that game was 245.5 points, and Utah covered the spread as 7.5-point favorites.

This season, Utah’s games have averaged a combined scoring total of 235 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 242.5. The Jazz have a 22-19-1 O/U record for the season.

Overall, the Jazz are 22-20 this season, which puts them in 9th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 12-15 compared to 10-5 against the East.

On the ATS, Utah is 26-16 for the season, including a 16-4 record at home and 10-12 on the road. In their last four home games, they have covered the spread.

Utah’s offense has been one of the most efficient in the league at home, ranking 5th in points per game at 123.6. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 116.8 PPG. The Jazz have outscored the NBA average in 57.1% of their games and have a six-game streak of outscoring their own scoring average.

In terms of pace, Utah is 9th in the league at 100 possessions per game. They have been one of the best teams in the NBA at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 8th in free throws made per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 13th in the league in made threes at 13.2 per game. However, they are just 22nd in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, Utah is 18th in field goal percentage.

The Jazz’s defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 118.2 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.