Jazz vs Thunder: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 28, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 28, 2020

The Utah Jazz (1-1) hit the road in Northwest Division action against the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0) on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET. The Jazz are favored by in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total in the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 28, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Thunder Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 28

Jazz: None

Thunder:
Ty Jerome: Day To Day (Left Ankle),
Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

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Jazz Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 69 24.0 4.4 4.3 1.0 0.2 2.5
Bojan Bogdanovic 63 20.2 4.1 2.1 0.5 0.1 3.0
Jordan Clarkson 42 15.6 2.8 1.6 0.7 0.2 2.2
Rudy Gobert 68 15.1 13.5 1.5 0.8 2.0 0.0
Jordan Clarkson 29 14.6 2.4 2.4 0.6 0.3 2.0

Thunder Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 70 19.0 5.9 3.3 1.1 0.7 1.2
Al Horford 67 11.9 6.8 4.0 0.8 0.9 1.5
Trevor Ariza 21 11.0 4.8 2.0 1.6 0.4 1.6
George Hill 59 9.4 3.0 3.1 0.8 0.1 1.4
Hamidou Diallo 46 6.9 3.6 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.3

Shooting Trends

  • The Jazz shot 47.2% from the field last season, 1.9 percentage points higher than the 45.3% the Thunder allowed to opponents.
  • Utah had a 27-21-1 record against the spread and a 37-12 straight-up record in games it shot higher than 45.3% from the field.
  • Oklahoma City’s record was 35-13-1 against the spread and 36-14 overall when its opponents made more than 47.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Thunder’s 46.4% shooting percentage from the field last season was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Jazz gave up to their opponents (45.7%).
  • Oklahoma City went 25-15-1 against the spread and 32-10 overall when it shot better than 45.7% from the field.
  • Utah went 24-18-1 against the spread and 32-11 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot higher than 46.4% from the field.
  • The Jazz’s 38.3% three-point shooting percentage last season was 4.1 percentage points higher than opponents of the Thunder shot from deep (34.2%).
  • Utah had a 31-22-1 record against the spread and a 36-18 record overall when the team hit more than 34.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Oklahoma City went 33-15-1 against the spread and 34-16 overall when its opponents shot higher than 38.3% from deep.
  • The Thunder hit 35.2% of their shots from beyond the arc, which was only 0.8 percentage points fewer than the 36% the Jazz’s opponents averaged last season.
  • Oklahoma City went 26-10-1 against the spread and 25-13 overall when shooting above 36% as a team from three-point range.
  • Utah went 22-15-1 ATS and 26-12 overall in games it shot over 35.2% from deep.
  • The Jazz made 13.6 three-pointers per game last season, 2.8 more makes per game than the Thunder gave up (10.8).
  • When Utah made more threes than its opponents last season, it went 29-20 against the spread and 32-17 overall. When Oklahoma City was out-shot from deep by its opponents, it was 24-18 ATS and 24-19 straight up.
  • The Jazz were the seventh-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Thunder allowed the fifth-fewest makes from deep.

Jazz vs Thunder Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Thunder AVG Thunder Rank
18th 111.5 Points Scored 109.8 21st
9th 108.9 Points Allowed 108.6 7th
15th 44.6 Rebounds 43.5 22nd
26th 9.1 Off. Rebounds 8.3 30th
7th 13.6 3pt Made 10.8 27th
26th 22.3 Assists 21.4 28th
20th 14.2 Turnovers 13.3 6th

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