Thunder vs Jazz Prediction and Odds
Thunder vs Jazz Prediction and Odds: The Utah Jazz are expected to win this game as per the bookmarkers but stats suggest a close contest.
An exciting contest to clinch a berth in the play-in round is lined up as the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-43) will lock horns with the Utah Jazz (38-42) in the upcoming NBA fixture. The Thunder will look to consolidate their qualification chances by securing a crucial away win. They are currently in the 10th position in the Western Conference. In the last game, Oklahoma faced a 125-136 loss against the Golden State Warriors.
The Utah Jazz need a major turnaround to avoid an early elimination. It has been a disappointing campaign for Will Hardy’s men this season. They are currently struggling in the 12th position in the Western Conference. The Jazz lost their last matchup against the LA Lakers by a margin of 133-135.
None of the teams has the winning momentum on their side after losing three back-to-back games.
Thunder vs Jazz Prediction and Odds: Home-Away Stats (Last 5 Games)
The Utah Jazz will be the home team. In the last 5 home matchups, they won just 1. The Jazz defeated Sacramento Kings. The defeats came against teams like the LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, and Portland Trail Blazers. Utah has a home record of 22-17 as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The Utah Jazz have scored 119.0 points per game.
- The Utah Jazz have conceded 128.6 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less:1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
It will be an away game for the OKC Thunder. They have won only 1 of the last 5 away fixtures. The only win came against the Portland Trail Blazers. They lost against the likes of the Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, LA Lakers, and LA Clippers. Overall, Oklahoma has won 15 out of 40 away games so far.
In the last 5 away games
- The OKC Thunder have scored 115.2 points per game.
- The OKC Thunder have conceded 122.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
Thunder vs Jazz Prediction and Odds: Offense and Defense Comparison
The OKC Thunder have maintained a scoring rate of 117.4 points per game. They shot 46.6% from the field and 35.7% from the 3-point line. The free throw accuracy stands at 80.9%. The Thunder rank 19 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.5.
The Utah Jazz are playing with an average of 117.3 points per game so far. In shooting, they have a conversion rate of 47.3% in field goals, 35.6% in 3-pointers, and 78.6% in free throws. Utah is the 9th-ranked side in the offense having an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 115.9.
The OKC Thunder are giving away 116.8 points per game in the current season. They played with an average of 43.5 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 8.2 and 4.2 respectively. The Thunder are rated 114.3 on defense with a rank of 17 in the league.
The Utah Jazz have conceded 118.0 points per game till now. They maintained an average of 45.7 rebounds, with 6.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game. Utah is the 6th lowest-ranked side in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 116.9.
|46.6||Field Goal %||47.3|
|35.7||Three Point %||35.6|
|80.9||Free Throw %||78.6|
Jazz vs Thunder: Odds
- Utah Jazz: -6.5 (-110)
- OKC Thunder: +6.5 (+110)
- Utah Jazz: -250
- OKC Thunder: +210
- Utah Jazz: 66%
- OKC Thunder: 34%
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Thunder and Jazz: Last 10 Games Stats
- Win-Loss: 4-6
- Score: Averaging 116.0 points per game
- Conceded: 120.3 points per game.
- Rebounding%: 48.0
- Assist%: 52.2
- Effective Goal%: 51.5
- Win-Loss: 3-7
- Score: Averaging 118.8 points per game
- Conceded: 121.5 points per game.
- Rebounding%: 51.4
- Assist%: 62.9
- Effective Goal%: 53.8
Thunder vs Jazz Prediction and Odds: Last Game Analysis
The OKC Thunder couldn’t match the energy of the determined Golden State Warriors in the last home fixture. They started on a strong note, leading by 10 points at halftime. Moses Moody brought the Warriors back into the game with a dunk in the last quarter. Golden State went for a decisive rally in the closing minutes, putting pressure on Oklahoma. The Thunder lost 38-54 on rebounds. They managed to win 52-50 in the paint.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander turned out to be the leading scorer for the Thunder again. He also added 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Jalen Williams scored 19 points with 4 rebounds.
The Utah Jazz lost a thrilling encounter against the LA Lakers in the OT of the last matchup. They were trailing by double digits early in the game. But the Jazz bounced back in the third quarter with the help of consecutive baskets from Sexton and Samanic. However, the Lakers made sure Utah do not extend their lead. In overtime, James’ basket with 27 seconds sealed an exciting win for the Lakers.
Kelly Olynyk and Talen-Horton Tucker were the key performers for the Jazz. Both of them contributed 46 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists together.
Jazz vs Thunder Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 201 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The OKC Thunder are ahead with 114 wins, while the Utah Jazz won 87 games.
If we check out the last 5 matchups, 3 games were won by the Jazz and 2 by the Thunder. The previous meeting took place in the current season on 5 March 2023. The OKC Thunder won that contest with a score of 129-119.
Head-to-Head Stats: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)
- The Utah Jazz hosted 2 games and won both of them.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 235.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the Utah Jazz: 119.0
- Average Number of Points scored by the OKC Thunder: 116.4
Jazz vs Thunder Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Jordan Clarkson (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 20.8 | Assists Per Game: 4.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0
Collin Sexton (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.3 | Assists Per Game: 2.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.2
Kelly Olynyk (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 12.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Assists Per Game: 3.6
Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 31.4 | Assists Per Game: 5.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.8
Josh Giddey (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 16.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.9 | Assists Per Game: 6.1
Luguentz Dort (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 13.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.6 | Steals Per Game: 1.0
Thunder vs Jazz Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Jazz
- H2H Advantage: Thunder
- Offensive Advantage: Jazz
- Defensive Advantage: Thunder
- Overall: Thunder to win
It is a crucial matchup for both teams. The OKC Thunder can move one step close to the play-in round with an away win against the Jazz. On the other hand, the Utah Jazz will be desperate for a win. It’s like a do-or-die contest for them.
As per the odds, the Utah Jazz are likely to win this matchup.