Jazz vs. Thunder Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 6 (OKC Bounces Back on Road)
By Tyler Maher
Jazz vs. Thunder Game Info
- Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
- Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Vivint Arena -- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Coverage: SportsNet RM and BSOK
Thursday night's NBA slate includes a Western Conference showdown between two teams fighting for a spot in the play-in tournament. The Oklahoma City Thunder are hanging on to the final spot in the 10-seed at 38-42, while the Utah Jazz are still technically alive in the 12-seed at 36-42.
Will OKC knock Utah out of contention? Or will the Jazz make things interesting with a home win?
Jazz vs. Thunder Odds & Spread
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The Thunder are solid road favorites on both the spread and moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This pivotal late-season matchup also features the highest total on Thursday's slate at 239.5 points.
Jazz vs. Thunder Betting Trends
- The Thunder covered 47 times in 82 matchups with a spread last season.
- The Jazz won once ATS (1-1) as underdogs of 5.5 points or greater last season.
- Thunder games went over the point total 40 out of 82 times last season.
- There were 38 Jazz games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
Jazz vs. Thunder Prediction & Pick
Both of these teams are stumbling to the finish line. The Thunder have lost three in a row and six of their last eight, while the Jazz have also dropped three straight and seven of their last eight.
One of these teams is going to turn things around with a win, though, and we expect it to be OKC. The Thunder are the better team and have a +0.7 point differential on average, so they've been a bit unlucky this year. Utah has a -0.7 average point difference, however, suggesting its losing record is accurate.
The Thunder have the upper hand in the season series so far, winning each of their last two meetings by double digits. The Jazz haven't gotten much of a boost from their home crowd lately, either, losing four straight home games.
OKC has more talent and will prove that again on Thursday in a close, high-scoring game.
Final Score Prediction: Thunder: 123 | Jazz: 120
Jazz vs. Thunder Best Bet
There should be a ton of points in this game as both offenses are among the best in the NBA. The Thunder rank fifth in points per game (117.5) while the Jazz are right behind them at sixth (117.3). Both defenses are pretty shaky as well, with OKC giving up the 10th-most points per game (116.8) and Utah allowing the sixth-most (118.0).
Take the Over and watch the points pile up in a good old-fashioned shootout.
Bet: Over 239.5 Points (-110)
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