Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction, 2–28–2017
Free NBA Pick by: Johnny Pham of BetSheet.com
Odds: PK, 204
Time: February 28, 8pm EST
Utah Jazz (37–22 SU, 27–31–1 ATS)
The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games while averaging 100 PPG. The Jazz have a 3 game lead over the Thunder in the Northwest Division with a chance to go up 4 games with a win tonight in OKC.
Both teams split the first two meetings this season, with each victory won by the visiting side. Utah hopes their league leading scoring defense (95 PPG) will contain Russell Westbrook who torched them with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in Salt Lake City last month.
Utah boasts a scary front court pair in Derrick Favors (9.4 PPG) in Rudy Gobert (13 PPG). But it’s been All Star Gordon Hayward (22.5 PPG) who has lead this team 1st place in the Northwest and hopes of returning to the Playoffs.
(34–25 SU, 33–25–1 ATS)
OKC has won 6 of their last 9 games and three straight while averaging 106 PPG. Their latest win on Sunday was over the new look Pelicans with Russell Westbrook recording his 29th triple-double of the season with 41 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Westbrook is now looking to make it four-straight triple-doubles, this time against a Jazz team that’s held the Thunder to an average of 93 points after splitting the first two meetings this season.
The Thunder hope Victor Oladipo returns tonight(16.1 PPG) and provide some help to Westbrook. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing eight rebounds.
The Thunder are 8–2 SU and ATS in their past 10 home games.
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction
What is Johnny Pham Predicting?
The Jazz are 4–1 ATS in their last 5 road games but a terrible 2–14 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Thunder are 20–8–1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 7–2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Thunder remain one of the tougher teams in the league to beat at home and Westbrook has much needed help in their new additions, Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. I like the Thunder to win this game at home in a Pick ‘em.