We have nine games on the NBA schedule for Monday, March 14, eight of which are inter-conference battles, including this one that is going to be played in Salt Lake City. Check out the best Bucks vs. Jazz betting pick and odds as we got you covered.
Utah was better in the opening H2H of the campaign, winning 107-95 in Milwaukee, and easily covering the spread along the way. The Bucks are slight 1-point favorites this time around, with the total set at N/A points, according to MyBookie Sportsbook.
Thompson and Poole unsolved enigma for the Bucks
Chasing their seventh win in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks came to San Francisco as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, but they couldn’t handle the hotness of Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole, who combined for 68 points. Mike Budenholzer’s team lost 122-109 to the Golden State Warriors and failed to cover a -2.5 spread, the first time in five games the Bucks didn’t cover.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (31 PTS and 8 REB), Khris Middleton (18 PTS, 6 AST, 4 REB, and 3 STL), Serge Ibaka (15 PTS and 6 REB), and Jrue Holiday (13 PTS, 7 AST, and 2 STL) played well for the Bucks in this defeat.
Utah beat Sacramento in a high-scoring affair
The Utah Jazz opened the four-game homestand with a 134-125 victory over the Sacramento Kings 134-125, thanks to excellent shooting from the field (55.8%). Also, the hosts had Jordan Clarkson, who exploded and displayed the best game of his career. Still, the Jazz couldn’t cover a -9 spread (push), and it’s the sixth time in seven games the Jazz didn’t cover.
Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with career-high 45 points (15-21 FG, 7-13 3PT, and 8-8 FT). Bojan Bogdanovic (26 PTS and 4 REB), Donovan Mitchell (25 PTS, 6 AST, 5 REB, and 2 STL), and Hassan Whiteside (12 PTS, 21 REB, and 3 BLK) backed Clarkson with strong performances in this win.
- 1-6 ATS in the last seven Monday games
- 2-6 ATS in the last eight games vs. a team with a winning straight up record
- 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight home games
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz Picks
Utah was better in seven of the previous ten H2H encounters and won each of the last three duels. The Jazz managed to keep the Bucks to below 100 points in the first meeting of this season, and although I seriously doubt they can do it again on Monday, I am backing Utah’s defense to prevail.
The Bucks are surely in more consistent form recently, while the Jazz have been playing in a hot and cold form, but Utah can be intimidating at Vivint Smart Home Arena, where they won nine consecutive games. That home-court advantage is one of the biggest reasons I am going to back the Jazz in this inter-conference blockbuster.
Pick: Take the Jazz +1 at -110
The high-scoring win over the Kings was quite surprising for all who know how the Jazz are playing, especially at home. It was even more surprising as it came following five consecutive Utah games that went Under. Although both offenses belong to the top 5 right now, I am backing defenses to play a key role in this one.
Under is 7-3 in the Bucks’ last ten Monday games, while Under is 8-3 in the Bucks’ previous 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. On the other side, Under is 5-1 in the Jazz’s last six overall, Under is 13-3 in the Jazz’s previous 16 games playing on one day rest, while Under is 10-3 in the Jazz’s last 13 home games.
Pick: Go Under N/A