Jazz vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 28, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 28, 2020

The Utah Jazz (1-1) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0) in a matchup of Northwest Division teams at Chesapeake Energy Arena, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, December 28, 2020. The Thunder are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 28, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 28

Jazz: None
Thunder: Ty Jerome: Day To Day (Left Ankle), Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

Jazz and Thunder Records ATS

  • With a mark of 36-42-1, Utah had a losing record against the spread last season.
  • The Jazz were 10-13 against the spread last season when they were at least a 7.5-point favorite.
  • In 54.4% of its games last season (43/79), Utah and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • With a 46-31-1 record ATS last season, Oklahoma City topped expectations ATS last season.
  • When they played as at least an 7.5-point underdog last season, the Thunder often had trouble covering with only a 2-9 record against the spread.
  • 40 of Oklahoma City’s 78 games (51.3%) last season did not cover the over/under.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams the Thunder knocked off the Jazz 110-94. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 13 points, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander paced the Thunder with 19. The Thunder covered the spread as 1-point favorites, and the teams combined to score 204 total points to fall short of the 218.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/1/2020 Thunder Thunder -1 218.5 -114 -105 Regular Season 110-94 OKC
12/9/2019 Jazz Jazz -8.5 206.5 -398 307 Regular Season 104-90 OKC*
10/23/2019 Jazz Jazz -8.5 221.5 -403 310 Regular Season 100-95 UTA
3/11/2019 Jazz Regular Season 98-89 OKC
2/22/2019 Thunder Regular Season 148-147 OKC
12/22/2018 Jazz Regular Season 107-106 OKC
12/10/2018 Thunder Regular Season 122-113 OKC
4/27/2018 Jazz Playoffs 96-91 UTA
4/25/2018 Thunder Playoffs 107-99 OKC
4/23/2018 Jazz Playoffs 113-96 UTA
  • 12/9/2019 DNP – Jazz: Mike Conley; Thunder: Danilo Gallinari
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Scoring Trends

  • In Utah’s matchups last season, the Jazz and their opponents exceeded Monday’s over/under of 221 points 40 times (50.6% of opportunities).
  • 33 Oklahoma City games last year (41.8% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Monday’s point total of 221 points.
  • On average, the over/under in Jazz games last season was 0.6 points fewer than the over/under of 221 points in this matchup.
  • Thunder’s games have an over/under of 218.5 points last season, 2.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
  • The Jazz had an average implied point total of 112.5 last season, which is 1.5 points lower than their implied total in Monday’s game (114).
  • Last season, Utah scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (114) 34 times.
  • The average implied point total last season for the Thunder (112) is five more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (107).
  • Last season, Oklahoma City scored more than this game’s implied total of 107 points 51 times.
  • Last season, the Jazz were the league’s 18th-highest scoring team (111.5 PPG), while the Thunder allowed the seventh-fewest points per game (108.6) in NBA play.
  • The Jazz totaled a total of 202 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 2.6 per game), and the Thunder out-scored opponents by 98 points on the season (1.2 more per game).

Jazz Leaders

  • Mitchell put up 24.0 points per game last season.
  • Rudy Gobert grabbed 13.5 rebounds per game and Joe Ingles averaged 5.2 assists per game.
  • Mitchell nicked 1.0 steal per game. Gobert collected 2.0 blocks an outing.

Thunder Leaders

  • Al Horford dished out 4.0 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game a season ago.
  • Gilgeous-Alexander was good for 19.0 points per game.
  • Trevor Ariza grabbed 1.6 steals per game. Horford collected 0.9 blocks a game.

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