Jazz vs Bulls: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

The Chicago Bulls (19-27) are heavy underdogs (-13.5) as they attempt to stop a three-game road slide when they square off against the Utah Jazz (36-11) on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Vivint Arena. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on SportsNet RM. The matchup has an over/under of 229 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

Jazz:
Joe Ingles: Day To Day (Leg),
Donovan Mitchell: Day To Day (Personal),
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle),
Juwan Morgan: Out (Calf)

Bulls:
Zach LaVine: Day To Day (Ankle),
Garrett Temple: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Coby White: Day To Day (Neck)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Jazz (-13.5)
Total Pick Under (229)
Prediction Jazz 121, Bulls 105

The DraftKings line for this game has the Jazz favored by 13.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (16.1 points).

The model projects a total 3.5 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Jazz Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 44 25.7 4.5 5.5 1.0 0.3 3.4
Jordan Clarkson 47 17.3 4.1 2.1 0.9 0.1 3.0
Mike Conley 38 16.4 3.5 5.5 1.4 0.1 2.7
Bojan Bogdanovic 47 14.7 3.9 1.9 0.5 0.0 2.4
Rudy Gobert 47 14.6 13.4 1.3 0.5 2.9 0.0

Jazz Player Props

  • Donovan Mitchell’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 26.5, 0.8 points greater than his season average of 25.7.
  • Rudy Gobert’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 34.5, 5.3 greater than his season average of 29.2.
  • Mitchell’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Mike Conley’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 45 27.5 5.0 4.8 0.9 0.4 3.4
Nikola Vucevic 47 24.4 11.6 3.8 0.9 0.6 2.6
Lauri Markkanen 26 17.2 6.0 1.0 0.4 0.4 2.7
Coby White 44 15.0 4.6 4.6 0.5 0.2 2.3
Thaddeus Young 42 12.2 6.4 4.4 1.3 0.6 0.1

Bulls Player Props

  • Zach LaVine’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 25.5, 2.0 points lower than his season average of 27.5.
  • Tomas Satoransky’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 18.5, 3.2 higher than his season average of 15.3.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Daniel Theis’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.6 blocks lower than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the field this season, 0.9 percentage points lower than the 47.6% the Bulls allow to opponents.
  • Utah is 16-3 against the spread and 18-1 overall when it shoots higher than 47.6% from the field.
  • Chicago has a 14-6 record against the spread and a 14-7 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 46.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bulls’ 47.8% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.1 percentage points higher than the Jazz have given up to their opponents (44.7%).
  • This season, Chicago has a 20-10 record against the spread and a 16-15 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 44.7% from the field.
  • When Utah’s opponents shoot over 47.8% from the field, it is 27-5-1 against the spread and 32-1 overall.
  • The Jazz’s 39.6% three-point shooting percentage this season is 4.5 percentage points higher than opponents of the Bulls have shot from beyond the arc (35.1%).
  • Utah has put together a 25-9-1 record against the spread and a 29-6 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 35.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Chicago is 18-11 against the spread and 17-13 overall when its opponents shoot better than 39.6% from deep.
  • The Bulls are knocking down 37% of their shots from three-point range, which is just 2.4 percentage points greater than the 34.6% the Jazz’s opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Chicago has a 19-8 ATS record and is 14-13 straight-up when the team hits more than 34.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah has a 25-5-1 ATS record and a 28-3 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 37% of its three-point shots.
  • The Jazz make 17 three-pointers per game this season, 4.5 more made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Bulls allow.
  • Utah has gone 29-9-1 against the spread and 32-7 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Chicago hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 6-9 ATS and 3-12 straight up.
  • The Jazz make the most three-pointers in the league, while the Bulls give up the third-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Jazz vs Bulls Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
3rd 116.8 Points Scored 112.7 14th
5th 107.5 Points Allowed 114 24th
1st 48.3 Rebounds 45 11th
3rd 11.1 Off. Rebounds 9.6 17th
1st 17 3pt Made 12.5 18th
21st 23.7 Assists 26.3 8th
17th 13.7 Turnovers 15.2 30th

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