Thunder vs. Jazz: NBA Betting Preview – August 1, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on July 31, 2020 - Last Updated on August 1, 2020

Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (42-23) have a chance to earn an upset win when they hit the court as just 2-point underdogs (per DraftKings) against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (40-24) on Saturday. The matchup’s over/under is 215.0.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 1, 2020, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Thunder vs Jazz Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 1

Thunder: Abdel Nader: Out (Concussion) Isaiah Roby: Out (Foot)
Jazz: Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Wrist) Nigel Williams-Goss: Out (Quadricep)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Thunder and their opponents have combined to record more than 215 points in 56.2% of their games this season (36 of 64 opportunities).
  • Utah has combined with its opponents to score at least 215 points in 38 of 65 opportunities (58.5%) this year.
  • The Thunder and the Jazz combine to average 6.8 more points per game than the over/under of 215 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.1 more points per game (216.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 215 points.
  • The Thunder’s average point total in outings this season is 219.1, 4.1 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Jazz this year is 3.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Head to Head

The record between Oklahoma City and Utah is tied 1-1 this year. In matchups with the Jazz, the Thunder have a 2-0 record against the spread.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
12/9/2019 Jazz Jazz -8.5 206.5 -398 307 104-90 OKC*
10/23/2019 Jazz Jazz -8.5 221.5 -403 310 100-95 UTA
  • 12/9/2019 DNP – Thunder: Danilo Gallinari;Jazz: Mike Conley

Thunder Betting Information

  • Oklahoma City holds a solid record against the spread this season, going 38-24-1 ATS.
  • The Thunder have not fared well as a 2-point favorite, going 11-13-1 against the spread when favored by 2 points.
  • Oklahoma City has covered the over/under less than half of the time, in 29 of 64 games (45.3%).

Jazz Betting Information

  • Utah hit the over in 50.8% of its games (33 of 65 games).
  • Utah has a losing (30-32-1) record against the spread this season.
  • When the Jazz are at least 2-point underdogs, they are 6-4 against the spread.

Thunder Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 63 19.3 6.1 3.3 1.1 0.7 1.2
Danilo Gallinari 55 19.2 5.5 2.1 0.7 0.1 3.0
Dennis Schroder 63 19.0 3.7 4.1 0.7 0.2 1.9
Chris Paul 63 17.7 5.0 6.8 1.6 0.1 1.6
Steven Adams 58 10.9 9.3 2.4 0.9 1.1 0.0

Jazz Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 64 24.1 4.4 4.2 1.1 0.2 2.5
Jordan Clarkson 64 15.2 2.7 2.0 0.7 0.2 2.0
Rudy Gobert 63 15.0 13.7 1.5 0.7 2.0 0.0
Mike Conley 42 14.0 3.2 4.3 0.8 0.1 2.0
Joe Ingles 65 9.8 4.0 5.1 0.9 0.1 1.9

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