Utah Jazz at Milwaukee Bucks - 12/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (20-8) vs Utah Jazz (17-14)
Game Info: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -6 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. The Utah Jazz have won 5 of their last 8 games. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 8 of their last 11 games.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 22.1 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is dishing 1.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.1 points and 11.3 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in Jazz last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 7-0 in Bucks last 7 home games. The Jazz are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Milwaukee and 30-9 ATS in the last 39 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks should be eager for a bounce back showing after getting their boots smoked by the Grizzlies. However, the Utah Jazz are showing fight again, and they're now winning in the underdog role by an average of 2.2 points. The Jazz just won't go away as a sneaky good team that's supposed to be bad. The Bucks should be favored, but there continues to be value with the Jazz and free points.
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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +6
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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