Jazz vs Warriors

Jazz vs Warriors | NBA Betting Analysis

Written by on May 10, 2021

The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, and it’s very possible that the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors meet in Round 1 of the Western Conference’s postseason. The teams conclude their regular-season series on Monday from San Francisco with the Jazz favored on the NBA odds.

How to Bet Jazz at Warriors NBA Odds & TV Info

  • When: Monday, 10 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Center
  • TV: NBA TV, NBA League Pass
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Season Series

The teams have split two meetings, each winning at home. They last played March 14 at Golden State and the Warriors won 131-119. Draymond Green had a triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, while Stephen Curry had 32 points with six 3-pointers to go with nine assists. Andrew Wiggins added 28 points. Rudy Gobert had 24 points and a career-high 28 rebounds for Utah. Donovan Mitchell added 24 points, Mike Conley 23 and Jordan Clarkson 21. Utah had won the last five against Golden State and two in a row on the Warriors’ home floor.

Why Bet on Utah? | NBA Betting Analysis

The Jazz are fighting for the NBA’s best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. They won a fifth straight Saturday, 124-116 over Houston. Georges Niang had one of the games of his career in shooting 9-of-12 from the field for 24 points. Not only did Niang match his career-high, but the 24 points equaled his total from Utah’s prior two games combined. He has been a more consistent scorer over the last week, putting up 11 or more in four straight games. Utah is 18-1 when he scores 10-plus points this year. In eight starts this season, he has averaged 13.4 points, 3.5 boards and 1.8 assists.

Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and four assists. Clarkson has posted 21 points in back-to-back games and has reached the 20-point plateau in three straight contests. Clarkson is averaging 19.1 points per game off the bench over his last 11 appearances.

Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points — his seventh straight 20-point performance — for the Jazz. Bogdanovic is averaging 24.4 points on 51.1 percent from the field over his last 15 games. He has tallied 22 games with 20+ points, including seven 30+ point games.

Utah finished 5-0 on its homestand despite missing All-Stars Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley again. Neither is expected to play in this one.

The Jazz are making 16.9 threes per contest, which is a league best and on pace to set an NBA record for most threes per contest in a single season, while only giving up 10.9 threes per game. The last and only team in NBA history to make the most threes and give up the least per contest in a season were the 1999-00 Indiana Pacers who made the NBA Finals.

Why Bet on Golden State? | NBA Betting Analysis

The Warriors won their second in a row Saturday, 136-97 over Oklahoma City. Golden State remained a half-game ahead of Memphis for eighth place in the West. The two teams play each other in the regular season finale May 16 at Chase Center.

Steph Curry, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 49 points. Needing 22 points to retake the NBA scoring lead over Bradley Beal (who scored 50 in a win over the Pacers), Curry scored 24 in the first quarter alone. For just the fourth time in his career, he had two quarters of 20 points or more in the same game. He is the first player in the NBA to have two 20-point quarters in the same game since doing it against the Washington Wizards on Oct. 24, 2018. Curry has scored at least 30 points in six games in a row while posting excellent efficiency numbers, as he’s shooting 43.4 percent from three-point range during that stretch. Curry is ranked first in the NBA in scoring (31.9 ppg) and 3-pointers made (324), fifth in free throw percentage (.916 FT%).

Draymond Green had 15 points, 13 assists and five rebounds. Green has dished out eight or more assists in five games in a row and is averaging 7.5 points, 10.2 assists, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game over his last 10 contests.

The starting lineup of Andrew Wiggins, Green, Kevan Looney, Kent Bazemore and Curry has been used in the last six games and is 8-5 this season. Wiggins is the only Warrior to play (and start) every game this season.

The Warriors are ranked third in opponent field goal percentage (.451 FG%). The league average is .466 FG%. After the first three games of the season, the Warriors were ranked 28th in the league in opponent field goal percentage (.507 FG%). The Dubs are ranked fifth (109.2) in defensive rating. Golden State is ranked sixth in contested shots per game (55.5) and ranked fifth in deflections per game (15.8). The Warriors are ranked sixth in steals per game (8.21 spg).

This is the first game of the Warriors’ final back-to-back set of the regular season. The Warriors have an 8-6 record in the first game of back-to-backs this season.

Expert Prediction

  • Jazz 115, Warriors 110

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