Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 3/20/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (47-20) vs Utah Jazz (29-39)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5 -- Over/Under: 236.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz recently lost to the Timberwolves and Celtics, while beating the Hawks. The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 120.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Collin Sexton is averaging 18.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder recently beat the Mavericks and Grizzlies while losing to the Pacers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.7 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.9 points and 6.3 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.0) this season.
  • Jalen Williams ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.9%) this season.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Keyonte George ranks 22nd in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (83.1%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.7).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.7).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (29.6).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.5).

Jazz vs Thunder prediction

The Utah Jazz are in tank mode as they've lost 8 of their last 10 games, and they're still down two of their best players in Markkanen and Clarkson. The Oklahoma City Thunder have cooled off against the number as they've covered just 3 of their last 10 games. However, OKC is still 39-28 ATS on the season with a cover percentage of 58.2 percent. Those numbers still make the Thunder the second-best cover team in the NBA, only behind the Magic. The Thunder are due to cash a ticket again. Massive line, but give me the Thunder anyway.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5

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