Betting on today’s Jazz and Spurs game? Catch the action at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, TX, as the Spurs hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSSW. The Jazz are the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Spurs. The game’s over/under currently sits at 243 points.
UTAH JAZZ VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Antonio Spurs +3
This game will be played at Frost Bank Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, December 26th.
WHY BET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 106-102 in favor of the Spurs.
- Our projections have Devin Vassell finishing with Devin Vassell points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Spurs finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.0% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Jazz Deliver Being Favored on the Road?
Overall, the Jazz are 12-18 this season and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In home games, the Jazz are 8-5 compared to a 4-13 record on the road.
Presently, Utah boasts an ATS record of 16-14, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, Utah has a 3-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 13-13 as underdogs.
The Jazz are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 126 points vs. the Raptors. This figure is more than their season average of 113 points per game. Jordan Clarkson led the team in scoring, putting up 30 points. Additionally, Lauri Markkanen contributed 30 points for the Jazz.
On average, the Utah defense is giving up 119.4 points per game (24). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.7% from downtown.
No Pressure for San Antonio as Home Dogs
Heading into their matchup with the Jazz, the Spurs are 4-24 overall and are looking to snap their four game losing skid. In the Western Conference, the team is currently ranked 15th, while they are 5th in the Southwest division.
San Antonio possesses an ATS record of 11-17 for this season, including their ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 5-9 compared to a 6-8 record vs. the spread at home.
The Spurs offense is coming off a game where they scored 119 points against the Mavericks. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.9% and connected on 14 threes. The team’s top scorer is Keldon Johnson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.2, while Victor Wembanyama also maintains a PPG average of 18.5 leading up to the game.
Coming into the game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 123.0 points per game (28).
Opponents are hitting 56.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.9% of their three-point attempts.