Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25, 2023
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 25, 2023, 7:37:36 AM
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Spurs money line||+510|
|Spurs spread||+10 (-110)|
|Jazz money line||-615|
|Jazz spread||-10 (-110)|
|Over / under||242.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|San Antonio Spurs||Utah Jazz|
|Home / road record||5-25||19-12|
|Points per game||112.00||117.00|
|Points allowed per game||122.00||117.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||42.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||46.00||41.00|
|Over / under record||34-24-1||33-26-1|
The San Antonio Spurs continue on the road and will visit the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena on Saturday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season in San Antonio where the Spurs took the win 126-122.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have had a tough season so far, with a record of 14-46, which puts them in 14th place in the Western Conference. The Spurs have been struggling in recent games, losing their last ten games and winning only five games in their last 36.
Despite their struggles, Keldon Johnson has been a bright spot for the Spurs, averaging 20.8 points per game over the last ten games. He has been the Spurs' most consistent scorer and will need to continue his strong play if the Spurs hope to win this game.
On the defensive end, the Spurs have allowed 114.6 points per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. They have also struggled with turnovers, committing an average of 14.9 turnovers per game, which ranks 25th in the league.
The San Antonio Spurs are currently in a slump, having lost their last 10 games. During this stretch, they have struggled to score consistently, averaging just 111.4 points per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. They have also struggled to stop their opponents from scoring, allowing an average of 126.5 points per game. The Spurs have also been outrebounded by their opponents, grabbing an average of 43.3 rebounds per game compared to their opponents' 48.6 rebounds per game.
Injuries have certainly played a role in the Spurs' struggles, with key players like Devin Vassell and Tre Jones out of the lineup. However, the team's lack of depth and overall talent has also been a contributing factor. The Spurs have relied heavily on their young players, such as Keldon Johnson and Lonnie Walker IV, to carry the load, but they have not been able to consistently produce at a high level.
The Utah Jazz have been an inconsistent team this season, and their recent form reflects that. They have lost three straight games at home, including a defeat against the Los Angeles Clippers, who were without their star players Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
Despite their struggles, the Jazz still have plenty of quality in their lineup. Lauri Markkanen has been a revelation since arriving in Utah, averaging 24.9 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game. He has quickly established himself as one of the team's go-to players, and the Jazz will be looking to him to lead the charge against the Spurs.
Jordan Clarkson is another key player for the Jazz. He leads the team in assists with 4.2 per game and has been a consistent scorer, averaging 20.9 points per game over the last ten games. Clarkson is an explosive player who can create shots for himself and his teammates, and his playmaking ability will be vital if the Jazz are to get the win.
Despite their recent struggles, the Jazz have still managed to put up solid offensive numbers in their last ten games. They are averaging 117.6 points per game, with their impressive rebounding and shot-blocking abilities making them a force to be reckoned with in the paint. Despite their solid offensive numbers, the Jazz have been struggling defensively in recent games. They have allowed their opponents to score an average of 122.0 points per game over the last ten games, which is a cause for concern. They will need to tighten up their defense if they are to have any chance of containing the Spurs's explosive offense.
San Antonio are 1-13 ATS in their last 14 games.
San Antonio are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
San Antonio are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Utah.
San Antonio are 0-17 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
San Antonio are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Utah.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Utah's last 20 games against San Antonio.
Utah are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Utah are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against San Antonio.
Utah are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The Jazz have been playing better recently, and they will be the favorites in this matchup. The Spurs have been struggling, losing ten straight games, and they will be facing a tough challenge against a Jazz team that is looking to build momentum.
Markkanen has been playing at an exceptional level for the Jazz, and he will be the key player in this game. If he can continue to score and rebound at a high level, the Jazz will be in a good position to win.
Defensively, the Jazz will need to focus on limiting Johnson's scoring output and forcing turnovers. If they can disrupt the Spurs' offensive flow and create easy scoring opportunities, they should be able to win this game.
In the end, the Jazz's home court advantage and strong performance from Markkanen should give them the edge in this matchup. They will look to build on their recent win over the Thunder and continue their push for a playoff spot.
PICK: Jazz -10 (-110)
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