San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz - 12/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz - 12/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (20-7) vs San Antonio Spurs (10-17)

Game Info: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -11.5 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Utah Jazz look to build on their eight-game winning streak.

The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 108.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Keldon Johnson is averaging 14.7 points and 1.8 assists. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is dishing 2.6 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.8 points and 5 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17 points and 3.8 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.1 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.

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The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Jazz last 8 overall. The Spurs are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Utah Jazz look like a team that's found their rhythm where they pile up the wins and covers, and they're not a team I step in front of when they're in this form. However, this line is 100 percent disrespectful toward the Spurs. While not winning a bunch, the San Antonio Spurs compete, and that includes losing by an average of just 1.8 points and losing in the underdog role by an average of just 4.2 points. The Spurs find ways to hang around, and this is the first time this season they're a double-digit underdog. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick San Antonio Spurs +11.5

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