The Oklahoma City Thunder (38-42) are favored by 7.5 points when they visit the Utah Jazz (36-43) on April 6, 2023 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The contest sees one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA against one of the poorest defensive teams, as the Thunder are fifth in points scored per contest (117.6), while the Jazz are 25th in points allowed (118). The over/under for the matchup is set at 239.5 points.
How to bet Thunder vs. Jazz
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -282 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +230 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Thunder vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, April 6, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-RM
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Thunder vs. Jazz Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Thunder are 45-34-1 this season. Oklahoma City has been victorious in 15, or 55.6%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Thunder games this year have eclipsed the over/under 43 times in 79 opportunities (54.4%).
The Jazz have 45 wins against the spread in 79 games this season. Utah has won 40.9% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (18-26). The Jazz have eclipsed the over/under 58.2% of the time this year (46 of 79 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Thunder vs. Jazz Injury Report
Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Walker Kessler: Out (Concussion), Lauri Markkanen: Out (Hand), Jordan Clarkson: Out (Hand), Rudy Gay: Out (Lower Back), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City sports a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranks 21st with 116.8 points allowed per contest. The Thunder post 121 points per game at home, compared to 114.1 points per game on the road, a difference of 6.9 points per contest. On offense, the Thunder have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 116 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 117.6 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
This year, Oklahoma City is draining 12.1 treys per game (14th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.6% (18th-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Thunder in 2022-23, 63.3% of them have been two-pointers (71.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.7% have been from beyond the arc (28.1%).
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
With 117.3 points scored per game and 118 points allowed, Utah is sixth in the NBA offensively and 25th defensively. In 2022-23 the Jazz are averaging 2.3 more points per game at home (118.5) than away (116.2). The Jazz have fared better offensively over their previous 10 games, putting up 117.8 points per contest, 0.5 more than their season average of 117.3.
In 2022-23, Utah is sixth in the league in 3-point makes (13.5 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (35.6%). The Jazz take 57.7% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 42.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68.1% of the Jazz’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 31.9% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Jazz, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Thunder -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.
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