Thunder vs Jazz Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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A game between a pair of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA sees the Oklahoma City Thunder (28-34) host the Utah Jazz (31-32) at Paycom Center on March 3, 2023. The Thunder rank third in points per game (117.8), and the Jazz are fifth (117.2). Oklahoma City is favored by one point. The matchup has a 231.5 point total.

How to bet Thunder vs. Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Thunder as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -118 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at -102 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Thunder vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Jazz Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Thunder are 37-24-1 this year. Oklahoma City has been chosen as the favorite in 18 games this year and has walked away with the win eight times (44.4%) in those games. Thunder games this year have eclipsed the over/under 54% of the time (34 out of 63 games with a set point total).

The Jazz have played 63 games, with 34 wins against the spread. Utah has been the moneyline underdog 31 total times this season. Utah has finished 15-16 in those games. Jazz games this season have hit the over 54% of the time (34 out of 63 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Thunder Leaders
Josh Giddey 57 16.1 7.7 5.9 0.7 0.5 0.9
Luguentz Dort 55 14.1 4.3 2.2 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 58 12.8 4.2 3.1 1.3 0.5 0.9
Isaiah Joe 52 9.4 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3
Tre Mann 56 7.8 2.3 1.7 0.6 0.2 1.3


Jazz Leaders
Lauri Markkanen 57 25.3 8.6 1.8 0.6 0.6 3.1
Kris Dunn 3 12.3 3 4 1.7 0.3 0.7
Kelly Olynyk 51 12 5.5 3.2 1 0.6 1.4
Walker Kessler 60 8.2 8 0.8 0.4 2.2 0
Talen Horton-Tucker 49 7.9 2.7 3 0.6 0.5 0.7
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Thunder vs. Jazz Injury Report

Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: Out (Thumb), Ochai Agbaji: Questionable (Leg)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is surrendering 116.8 points per game this season (20th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived offensively, scoring 117.8 points per contest (third-best). The Thunder are averaging 120 points per game this season in home games, which is 4.5 more points than they’re averaging in away games (115.5). The Thunder have been putting up 120.1 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

So far this season, Oklahoma City is draining 12.2 threes per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36% (14th-ranked) from downtown. This year, the Thunder have taken 63.6% two-pointers, accounting for 72% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 36.4% from beyond the arc (28% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah is the fifth-best squad in the NBA in points scored (117.2 per game) and 20th in points allowed (116.8). At home, the Jazz score 118.4 points per game. Away, they score 116. While the Jazz are averaging 117.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their last 10 games, amassing 114.5 points per contest.

Utah is the fifth-best squad in the league in 3-pointers made (13.9 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.9%). In 2022-23, the Jazz have attempted 56.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 43.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 66.9% of the Jazz’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 33.1% have been 3-pointers.

Thunder vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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