San Antonio vs Utah NBA Picks

Betting On San Antonio vs Utah NBA Match Up

Written by on February 24, 2016

The Utah Jazz host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. The Jazz (28-28) are in third place in the Northwest Division and are coming off a 117-114 home win over the Houston Rockets. The Spurs (47-9) are in first place in the Southwest Division and are coming off a 118-111 win over the Phoenix Suns.. Find out more about the latest NBA betting spread for this match up.

Betting On San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz NBA Match Up

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:30 PM ETWhere: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UTTV: FSSWRadio: Utah Jazz Radio NetworkLive Stream: NBA LiveNBA Odds: TBA 

Why should you bet on the Jazz?

The Jazz are starting to heat up a bit with the playoffs within reach and the regular season winding down, and they jumped out to an 11-point lead over Houston after the first quarter of that game. Even though that game ended up in overtime, that initial burst gave the Jazz momentum that they needed to get the eventual win. Gordon Hayward has been terrific on offense of late for the Jazz. You’ll also want to take a look at who the Spurs plan to play against the Jazz. Gregg Popovich has a way of resting all of his key starters at certain times, making the game easier for the opposition. Having the game in Utah gives the Jazz the advantage of elevation as well.

Why should you put your money on San Antonio?

It’s hard to suggest ever betting against the Spurs, unless you’re looking at a 12-point line or they’re facing Golden State. The Spurs have Kawhi Leonard on the shelf right now, but with Patty Mills and Tony Parker playing well, along with LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs are more than tough enough to knock off the Jazz, even in Utah. It’s true that they had to pull out a tough win against the Suns, thanks to the six three-pointers that Mills sank, but the Spurs have continued to show that they can do what it takes to come out ahead, both on offense and defense.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Spurs to handle the Jazz and win, 102-90.