Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks, and Betting Preview
Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz NBA Game Information
Celtics (8-7) vs. 76ers (11-4)
Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
TV Coverage: ATRM, CSBA, CSBA
Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: Warriors +245 Jazz -330
Spread: Warriors +7.5 (-110) Jazz -7.5 (-110)
Total: Over 228 (-115) Under 228 (-105)
Odds to Win NBA Championship: Warriors +10000 Jazz +1600
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Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz News and Notes
The Utah Jazz are hitting their stride and showing the entire NBA they can be among the best teams in the league. Utah has now reeled off seven victories in a row, the longest win streak of the 2020-21 season, and are tied for the best record in January at 9-2. The Jazz is coming off a two-game sweep of the Pelicans in a pair of games Utah was never in danger of dropping, taking both games by double-figures. Before that, Utah won four in a row on the road, including big wins against Denver and Milwaukee.
The Mormon state’s squad has been doing it with defense and efficiency. Utah allows the third-fewest points in the NBA, giving up just 106 per game on the league’s fourth-lowest opposing shooting rate of only over 44 percent from the field. The Jazz is also second in the league on the glass averaging nearly 49 boards a game. Much of the rebounding is powered by their big center Rudy Gobert who is third in the NBA with 13.5 rebounds per game. He also helps under the basket as his 2.8 blocks rank second in the NBA and power the Jazz to the fourth-best team in that category.
On the offensive end, Utah has been efficient, especially from behind the arc. The Jazz own the league’s second-best three-point shooting percentage at 40.3 percent while hitting a league-high 16.5 triples a night. Look no further than Donovan Mitchell for powering those numbers. The 24-year-old ranks eighth with 3.5 long-balls per game while leading the Jazz with 24.3 points a contest. Along with Mitchell, the rest of the team is getting into the act as Utah boasts six players in double-digit scoring and hitting at least 1.8 three-pointers a night.
The Warriors have played much better lately as well. Golden State got a huge win over the world champion Lakers on Monday night, edging LA by two points. They followed that up with a dominant win over San Antonio before dropping a disappointing home game to the Knicks. The Warriors somehow let the lowest-scoring team in the league drop 119 on them in a 15-point defeat on Thursday. Golden State was on the second-leg of playing back-to-back night, so perhaps that took some wind out of their sails.
The back-to-back didn’t seem to bother Steph Curry. Curry again led the Warriors in scoring, dropping a game-high 30 points on the Knicks after leading the team with 26 points in both the Lakers and Spurs wins. Before the loss to New York, the Warriors also saw better play from Kelly Oubre, who put up double-digit scoring games in six straight, and James Wiseman. The rookie center actually played well against the Knicks, putting up 15 points and eight boards. This coming a few days after the young 7-footer might have had the best game of his short career. Wiseman put up a career-best 20 points while adding six boards in Golden State’s win over the Spurs.
Utah comes in after covering in seven straight games, the entirety of their win streak, while the Warriors have covered in two of three. With their stellar defense, the Jazz has gone under four of their past six while an improved G-State D has their squad going below the number in six of eight.
Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz Predictions and Picks
Warriors cover +7.5 (-110)
Over 228 points scored (-115)
Donovan Mitchell over 26.5 points scored (-106)
Rudy Gobert over 14.5 rebound (-118)