Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game
Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets Game Information
Utah Jazz (2-4) vs. Brooklyn Nets (2-2)
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Barclays Center
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass, YES Network, TV, AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Moutain
Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: (Open: Jazz +120 / Nets -140) (Current: Jazz -162 / Nets +136)
Spread: (Open: Nets -3) (Current: Jazz -4)
Total: (Open: 230) (Current: 228.5)
NBA Championship Odds: Jazz +2000 / Nets +600
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Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets News and Notes
Utah comes into this game fairly healthy with only backup center Derrick Favors listed on their injury. Favors is probable with a sore knee.
As for Brooklyn, it’ll be without Kevin Durant for at least seven days as he’ll need to quarantine after contact tracing deemed him a possible risk for COVID-19 exposure. The Nets are also without Nicolas Claxton until February, while Spencer Dinwiddie is lost for the season due to a torn ACL.
- Utah is 5-1 ATS in Brooklyn.
- Utah is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Brooklyn.
- The total is 5-2 to the over in their last seven meetings.
- Brooklyn is on a 0-5 ATS run.
Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions and Picks
The Nets will miss Kevin Durant over the next few days as he’s mandated to go into quarantine to comply with the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. Brooklyn hasn’t been playing all that well lately, even with Durant on the court. They’re just 1-4 in their last five games and failed to cover the point spread in either game. This is not the profile of a team you necessarily want to get behind at the betting window. Brooklyn was originally a three-point favorite when this line opened, and then it swung all the way over to Utah on the Durant news. While I would lean toward Utah as a side in this spot, I prefer to target the total in this matchup instead.
It would make sense for Brooklyn to slow the tempo of this game because I’m not sure they have the personnel to get into a shootout with Utah if Durant isn’t on the court. In their last three games, the Nets have allowed 126 points per game — which is the most in the league over that span. Head coach Steve Nash can’t be happy too happy about that, and I think we’ll see more commitment from Brooklyn on the defensive side of the ball. The Jazz and the Nets are a combined 4-9 to the under this season. One interesting tidbit I identified is that while both teams went over the total in their last game, neither one has gone over the total in consecutive games this year. This total opened at 230, and sharp early money has already bet it down to 228.5. I still think there’s value at the current price, and I would consider playing it down to 226.5.
The Pick: Under 228.5