Russell Westbrook is doing everything he can to take the Oklahoma City Thunder to the playoffs, but the MVP candidate’s teammates haven’t been doing their part in shouldering the load of late. Westbrook will attempt to guide his club to back-to-back wins against teams in front of them in the Western Conference standings when the Thunder welcome the Utah Jazz to town on Saturday.
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- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Jazz’ last 11 games against the Thunder.
- The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after an ATS win.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Thunder’ last 12 games at home.
The Thunder snapped a four-game skid thanks to 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists from Westbrook in a 102-92 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. The win kept the Thunder within three games of the fifth-seeded L.A. Clippers in the West.
Westbrook’s 31 triple-doubles this season tie Wilt Chamberlain for second on the all-time list, and the UCLA product is only 10 away from tying Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 in a campaign.
Utah is sitting comfortably in the fourth spot right now, two games clear of the Clippers and five ahead of the Thunder. The Jazz, who are playing six of their next seven on the road, opened the excursion with a 115-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oklahoma City Thunder bring a 36-29 record (35-30 ATS) to the battle against the 41-24 Utah Jazz, who are 29-34-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Oklahoma City Thunder go 29-32-4 so far and the Utah Jazz go 33-32. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Utah injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Oklahoma City Thunder) and the No. 8 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark.
The game also pits Oklahoma City’s No. 12-ranked offense averaging 106.26 PPG, against a Utah Jazz defense that ranks No. 1 at 96.22 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.03% so far, less than the Utah Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Rudy Gobert scored 23 points and added 23 rebounds for a double-double, leading Utah over Houston, 115-108, on Wednesday at Toyota Center.
Oklahoma City got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Russell Westbrook en route to a 102-92 victory over San Antonio on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
- Utah is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games
- Utah is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
- Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Utah home to Los Angeles, Monday, March 13th
Oklahoma City at Brooklyn, Tuesday, March 14th