Road Weary Jazz finally Home to Face Spurs
The fans at Vivint Smart Home Arena will see the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz when they take their seats on Tuesday. The Jazz have played 10 of their past 12 games on the road. Thinking that was not enough two thirds (16) of their first 24 games have been contested in away venues.
TV: 9 p.m. ET, NBATV, FS Southwest (San Antonio), AT&T Sportsnet (Utah).
LINE: Jazz -8; O/U: 216.
San Antonio dropped back-to-back games by an average of 35 points recently. They got things back together with a 131-118 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Utah finished up a three-game road swing by falling 102-100 to the Miami Heat on Sunday. The Jazz host the Houston Rockets on Thursday and the back-to-back home games will be their first since Nov. 7 and 9.
The Spurs are still trying to find themselves and are 11-12 on the season.
Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan was on the mark with a season-high 36 points against Portland. He averaged just 14 in the two blowout loses. DeRozan has six 30-point outings this season. He is also teaming well with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge had 29 points and eight rebounds against the Trail Blazers.
Marco Belinelli (neck) will likely return after a one-game absence.
The Jazz are expecting to start playing better once they can string a few home games together. They are 11-13 to start the season.
Ricky Rubio scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting against Miami. He averaged just 8.3 points on 7-of-28 shooting over a three-game span.
Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell was just 8-of-24 shooting while scoring 18 points against the Heat. This was after being 50 percent or better the previous two games when he averaged 29.5 points.
The Jazz have won four of the past five meetings.
Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 18 rebounds against Miami for his 21st double-double of the campaign.
PREDICTION: Jazz 104, Spurs 101
NBA Betting Odds & Trends
|San Antonio Spurs
|The Spurs are 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio’s last 8 games
|The Spurs are 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
|The Spurs are 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games on the road
|San Antonio is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Utah
|The Spurs are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio’s last 8 games when playing Utah
|The Spurs are 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Utah
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Antonio’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Utah
|Utah is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
|Utah is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 5 games at home
|Utah is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing San Antonio
|Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio
|Utah is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing San Antonio
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah’s last 8 games when playing San Antonio
|Utah is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah’s last 14 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio at Los Angeles Wednesday, December 5
Utah home to Houston Thursday, December 6
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