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After 81 games it all comes down to one final chance for Utah to make it into this year’s NBA playoffs. It trails the Los Angeles Lakers by one game in the standings for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but a win in this game coupled with a Lakers’ loss to Houston on Wednesday night would land the Utah Jazz in the postseason based on a head-to-head tie-breaker.
The Utah Jazz have been passed up by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference standings. If Utah is going to have any chance at a playoff run, they’ll have to kick it into gear very soon. Oklahoma City is 28-4 at home this year, so the Jazz will have their work cut out for them Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. Utah beat the Thunder last month, but that game was in Salt Lake City. The task will be much tougher this time around.
Carmelo Anthony went down with a knee injury in Monday’s game against Cleveland, and he hasn’t played in the Knicks last three games. Anthony is listed as questionable for this one, and he will likely be a gametime decision. Utah is currently in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but the Lakers are quickly closing in on them. Can Utah put it back together and stay on top in the playoff hunt? The Jazz are just 10-21 on the road this year.
Boston will try and wrap-up its current five-game road trip on a winning note after losing three of the first four games away from home. This past Sunday, it lost to Portland 92-86 as a two-point underdog. It is now 2-4 both straight-up and against the spread in its last six games and 29-27 SU (23-30-3 ATS) overall.
Golden State went into last weekend’s NBA All-Star break with a five-game losing streak both straight-up and against the spread including a 116-107 loss to Houston last Tuesday as a four-point favorite at home. It is now 30-22 SU and 27-24-1 ATS on the year and clinging to sixth-place in the Western Conference; just one game ahead of Utah. The total has gone OVER in five of its last six games.
Oklahoma City extended its current winning streak to four games with Sunday’s 97-69 thrashing of Phoenix as an 8.5-point road favorite. The total stayed UNDER the 205-point line after going OVER in four of its previous five games. The Thunder are now 39-12 straight-up overall and a very profitable 31-18-2 against the spread. They have gone 16-9 SU on the road this season and 13-10-2 ATS.
The Chicago Bulls have been short-handed all year, but they have done a nice job staying right around the top of the NBA Central Division. Chicago is one of the few teams in the NBA that has been better on the road than they have been at home. Utah is consistently one of the best home teams in the NBA, and this year is no different. Can the Bulls come out of Utah with a win or will the Jazz continue their home dominance?
The Utah Jazz are always one of the best home teams in the NBA. Utah has started out the season 14-4 on their home floor. The Indiana Pacers started the year slowly, but they have made a strong push of late thanks to their league leading defense. Indiana has won 7 of their last 10 games overall. Can the Pacers win with their defense in a very tough environment at Energy Solutions Arena?
One of the best road teams in the NBA matches up against one of the best home teams in the NBA in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night. The San Antonio Spurs are 11-2 away from home this year. The Utah Jazz are 8-1 on their home floor.
The new season has been a mixed bag for Utah with a 2-3 start both straight-up and against the spread. The total has gone OVER in three of the five games. The Jazz lost three-straight games on the road after a 113-94 opening-day victory over Dallas as 8.5-point home favorites. They returned home this past Wednesday night to beat the Lakers 95-86 as three-point favorites.