The Oklahoma City Thunder (29-34) host the Utah Jazz (31-33) at Paycom Center on Sunday, March 5, 2023. The contest starts at 7:00 PM ET and airs on BSO. The Jazz are 6-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is 235.5.
How to bet Thunder vs. Jazz
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -245 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +202 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 235.5 points.
Thunder vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSO
- Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Arena: Paycom Center
Thunder vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Thunder have 38 wins against the spread in 63 games this year. Oklahoma City has been victorious in nine, or 47.4%, of the 19 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Thunder games this year have gone over the total in 35 out of 64 opportunities (54.7%).
The Jazz have played 64 games, with 34 wins against the spread. Utah has compiled a 15-17 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 46.9% of those games). Jazz games this season have gone over the point total 35 times in 64 opportunities (54.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Thunder: Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Health Protocols), Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg)
Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Lauri Markkanen: Out (Back)
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City is ceding 116.6 points per game this season (20th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived offensively, putting up 118 points per game (third-best). The Thunder put up 120.3 points per game at home, compared to 115.5 points per game away from home, a difference of 4.8 points per contest. The Thunder have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 121.7 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.7 points more than the 118 they’ve scored this year.
With 12.3 threes per game, Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA. It has a 36.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 15th in the league. The Thunder are attempting 59 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.5% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 34 threes per contest, which are 36.5% of their shots (and 28.1% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
In 2022-23, Utah is sixth in the league on offense (117 points scored per game) and 22nd defensively (117 points allowed). At home the Jazz are putting up 118.4 points per game, 2.9 more than they are averaging on the road (115.5). While the Jazz are putting up 117 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, tallying 114 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, Utah is fifth-best in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13.9). It is 18th in 3-point percentage at 35.9%. The Jazz take 43.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 56.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.9% of the Jazz’s baskets are 3-pointers, and 67.1% are 2-pointers.
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