Washington Wizards at Utah Jazz - 12/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (20-8) vs Washington Wizards (15-15)
Game Info: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -11 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Washington Wizards need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning 12 of their last 15 games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 105.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 14.9 points and 2.1 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 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.
The Wizards are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 8-2-1 in Wizards last 11 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Jazz last 8 overall. The Wizards are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are on the end of a back to back, but they've been consistent in terms of wins and covers, and they're playing their best ball of the season right now. The Washington Wizards look like a team that's falling apart, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 12.4 points while allowing 50.7 percent shooting from the field. The Wizards are also 1-5-1 against the spread when an underdog of five or more points. Thick line, but it's Jazz or nothing for me.
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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -11
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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