At 8:00 ET, the Utah Jazz (-115) will host the Milwaukee Bucks (-106) in a non-conference matchup. The Jazz (-1) are currently 10th in the Western Conference and have lost three straight games. The Bucks are 2nd in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 33-16.
This game will take place at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City and can be seen on KJZZ.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK
The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks +1
This game will be played at Delta Center at 8:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.
WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-117 in favor of the Bucks.
- Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can the Bucks Grab a Win on the Road?
The Bucks have won three straight games as the underdog and are 0-3 as the underdog this season. On average, they have been outscored by 16.3 points per game in these games.
Milwaukee’s ATS record as the underdog this season is 1-2 on the road and 18-28 overall. As the underdog, they are 19-30 against the spread.
In their last game, the Bucks defeated the Mavericks by a score of 129-117. The O/U line for that game was 248 points.
On the season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 28-21, and their games have averaged 243.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 247.
In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are currently in 2nd place with a record of 33-16. Against the East, they are 24-12 and 9-4 against non-conference opponents.
Milwaukee’s ATS record on the road this season is 9-14, and they have an average scoring differential of +1.4 points per game. Overall, their road record is 12-11.
The Bucks enter this game as the NBA’s second-highest scoring team at 124 points per game. They have been even better on the road, leading the league with an average of 122.1 points away from home.
So far this season, Milwaukee has outscored the NBA’s scoring average in 77.6% of their games. They are also in the top three in field goal percentage and pace.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes and 8th in attempts. Overall, they have made 37% of their shots from beyond the arc.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Bucks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 119.9 points per game (23rd). In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 12th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 15th in rejections, averaging 5.3 blocked shots each game.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Jazz?
Today, the Jazz are favored by 1 point at home against the Bucks. In their last three games, Utah has gone 0-3 straight-up and 0-3 against the spread. As the favorite, their ATS record is 9-4 this season.
Utah’s O/U record for the season is 28-21-1, and their games have averaged 237.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 247, with just one of their games having a higher line this season.
In their last game, the Jazz lost to the 76ers by a score of 127-124. The O/U line for that game was 242 points. Utah was favored by 4.5 points going into the game, and the loss dropped them to 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 24-26.
Against Western Conference teams, the Jazz are 12-18 compared to 12-8 in non-conference games. On the road, they are 9-19 for the season and 13-15 ATS. At home, Utah is 15-7 straight-up and 16-6 ATS.
This season, the Jazz are one of the most potent offenses in the league at home, averaging 123.9 points per game. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.6 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60% of their games.
Utah’s offense is built around their three-point shooting, as they are 11th in made threes per game at 13.1. However, their three-point percentage is just 35%, which is 22nd in the league.
When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Jazz are 13th in attempts at 23.3 per game. Overall, they are 7th in made free throws at 19.1 per contest.
At this time, the Jazz’s defense is positioned 24th in the NBA, permitting 120.0 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 15.1 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.