Bucks vs Jazz Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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The Milwaukee Bucks (20-8) bring their solid defense into a matchup with the high-powered offense of the Utah Jazz (17-14) at Fiserv Forum on December 17, 2022, where the Bucks four-point favorites. The over/under is 230.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Bucks vs. Jazz

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -177 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +149 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Bucks vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-RM
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Fiserv Forum

Bucks vs. Jazz Betting Trends

The Bucks have played 28 games, with 15 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has come away with 19 wins in the 25 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Bucks have hit the over in 41.9% of their opportunities this year (13 times in 31 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Jazz are 18-13-0 this year. Utah is 12-8 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 60% of those games). The Jazz have hit the over 51.6% of the time this season (16 of 31 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 24 30.6 11.1 5.3 0.9 1 0.8
Jrue Holiday 21 19.1 5.3 7.4 1.5 0.4 2.2
Bobby Portis 28 14.2 10.2 2 0.3 0.3 1.1
Brook Lopez 27 13.9 5.8 1.1 0.5 2.8 2.1
Grayson Allen 25 10.8 3.6 2.6 0.7 0.2 1.9

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 28 22.4 8.5 2.2 0.6 0.7 2.7
Jordan Clarkson 30 20.2 3.9 4.7 0.4 0.3 2.7
Malik Beasley 31 14.3 3.8 1.6 0.9 0.2 3.3
Kelly Olynyk 31 13 5.1 3.3 1.1 0.6 1.5
Mike Conley 20 10.1 2.2 7.6 1.1 0.3 1.9
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Bucks: Serge Ibaka: Probable (Illness), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Probable (Illness), Joe Ingles: Out (Acl)

Jazz: Simone Fontecchio: Questionable (Ankle), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee is putting up 112.2 points per game this season (18th-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on defense, surrendering just 108.8 points per contest (fourth-best). The Bucks post 117.9 points per game when playing at home, compared to 104.7 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 13.2 points per contest. The Bucks have been racking up 112.9 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 112.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Milwaukee is sinking 13 three-pointers per game (seventh-ranked in league). It sports a 34.7% shooting percentage (19th-ranked) from downtown. In terms of shot breakdown, the Bucks have taken 58.2% two-pointers (accounting for 68.2% of the team’s baskets) and 41.8% three-pointers (31.8%).

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah is the second-best squad in the league in points scored (117.9 per game) and 22nd in points allowed (115.8). At home the Jazz are putting up 121.5 points per game, 7.5 more than they are averaging away (114). The Jazz are putting up 118.9 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 117.9.

Beyond the arc, Utah is fourth-best in the league in 3-pointers made per game (14.7). It is seventh in 3-point percentage at 37%. The Jazz attempt 44.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 34.4% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 55.8% of their shots, with 65.6% of their makes coming from there.

Bucks vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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