A game featuring a sputtering NBA team will see the Washington Wizards (12-20) battle the Utah Jazz (18-16) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 22, 2022. The Wizards are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The matchup has a 230.5 point total.
How to bet Jazz vs. Wizards
Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Jazz as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -251 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +204 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Jazz vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, December 22, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz vs. Wizards Betting Trends
In the Jazz’s 34 games this season, they have 19 wins against the spread. Utah has been victorious in six, or 50%, of the 12 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Jazz games this year have gone over the point total 18 times in 32 opportunities (56.2%).
The Wizards are 12-19-1 against the spread this season. Washington has a 5-15 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 25% of those games). Wizards games this year have eclipsed the over/under 15 times in 32 opportunities (46.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Jazz vs. Wizards Injury Report
Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: Questionable (Illness), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah is ceding 116 points per game this year (24th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, putting up 116.9 points per contest (fourth-best). The Jazz are averaging 121.5 points per game this season in home games, which is 8.6 more points than they’re averaging on the road (112.9). On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 116.7 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 116.9 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
Utah ranks third-best in the NBA by draining 14.8 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks eighth in the league at 37%. In terms of shot breakdown, the Jazz have taken 55.5% two-pointers (accounting for 65.3% of the team’s buckets) and 44.5% from beyond the arc (34.7%).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Washington is 24th in the league in points scored (110.7 per game) and 16th in points allowed (113.6). The Wizards are putting up more points at home (111.5 per game) than away (110). The Wizards are averaging 111.5 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 0.8 more than their average for the season (110.7).
At 11.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from downtown, Washington is 23rd and 18th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Wizards have attempted 63.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73% of the Wizards’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Jazz, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Jazz -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.
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