Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz - 1/1/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Utah Jazz (26-9) vs Golden State Warriors (27-7)
Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -4.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Golden State Warriors look for a win after winning 16 of their last 21 games. The Utah Jazz look to build on their six-game winning streak.
The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.7 points and 5.9 assists, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.4 points and 5 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Jazz are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 22-10-1 in Warriors last 33 overall. The over is 13-6-1 in Jazz last 20 overall. The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Utah and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are proving yet again that they're one of the best teams in the league, and they're finding ways to keep winning despite Donovan Mitchell not on the court. You can understand why the Jazz are favored here at home. However, there's no world where I'm leaving points on the table with the Warriors. Arguably the best team in the league and a team that covers left and right, the Warriors in an underdog role has way too much value to pass up. Give me the Warriors.
Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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