Jazz vs Bucks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/8/24

Milwaukee Bucks (25-10) vs Utah Jazz (16-20)

Game Info: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning 7 of their last 9 games. The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz beat the Pistons and 76ers last week while losing to the Celtics. The Utah Jazz are averaging 114.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.6 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Lauri Markkanen ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (3.2) this season.
  • Collin Sexton ranks 15th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.5%) this season.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Pacers and Rockets last week while beating the Spurs. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 124.3 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 119.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.6 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 25.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Brook Lopez ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.9) this season.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for points per game (31.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (82.6%).
  • The Bucks rank 1st in the league for free throw attempts per game this season (27.0).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (16.5).
  • The Jazz ranks 30th in the league for turnover percentage this season (14.1%).

Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction

Like I've said all season, there's no world I'm looking to lay points with the Milwaukee Bucks and their inability to play defense. The Bucks are one of the worst defenses in the league, and it's played into their 15-20-1 ATS record and these big lines. Also, the Jazz continues to win games and cover numbers, as they're 7-2 SU in their last 9 games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. I'm going to grab the points with the Jazz on the road.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +9.5

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