Jazz vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/18

Jazz vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/18

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Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz - Prediction KingPin Pro

Salt Lake City, UT; January 18, 2024, 7:00 p.m. MST

Spread: OKC -3.5
Over/Under: 246.5

Game Overview

Get ready for an exciting clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz on January 18, 2024, at the Delta Center. The Thunder, led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, face the Jazz, who are on a six-game winning streak. Dive into the comprehensive preview, featuring team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and injury updates.

 

Team Statistics

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder, with a 27-13 record (11-8 away), rely on the exceptional scoring ability of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. With no reported injuries, the Thunder aim to continue their strong season against the Jazz.

Utah Jazz

The Jazz, with a 22-20 record (15-5 at home), are on a hot streak with six consecutive victories. Led by Lauri Markkanen, the Jazz have been dominant at home and look to extend their winning streak against the Thunder.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams are fortunate to have no injured players, ensuring key matchups remain intact. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's duel with Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen's battle with Cade Cunningham will be key factors in determining the game's outcome.

 

Recent Performances

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder faced recent challenges with back-to-back losses to the Clippers and the Lakers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's offensive firepower and Cade Cunningham's all-around contributions will be crucial in bouncing back against the Jazz.

Utah Jazz

The Jazz are on a remarkable six-game winning streak, defeating strong opponents like the Lakers and the Pacers. Lauri Markkanen's consistent scoring and the team's defensive efforts make them formidable opponents for the Thunder.

 

Prediction

Expect an intense, high-scoring battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz. With both teams possessing offensive firepower and the absence of reported injuries, the game is likely to see fast-paced action. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's scoring prowess, coupled with the Jazz's efficient offense led by Lauri Markkanen, suggests a game with plenty of points. The over of 246.5 points is the pick, anticipating a thrilling encounter with both teams pushing the pace and delivering an entertaining offensive showcase.

Pick: Over 246.5

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