Free Picks: Oklahoma City vs. Utah Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview

NBA Betting? Thunder vs Jazz Predictions

Tuesday NBA betting action sees the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the Utah Jazz down in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides free NBA handicapping tips all season long.

The Utah Jazz return home from a 5 game road trip to play host to the shorthanded injury prone Thunder.

NBA Basketball Odds

Oklahoma City Thunder (3-8) vs. Utah Jazz (4-7)
Tuesday, Nov. 18
9:00 PM ET
EnergySolutions Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)
NBA Basketball Betting Lines: Utah -4
NBA Basketball O/U: 187.5
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Oklahoma City

As expected, things have been tough on the offensive end for the Oklahoma City Thunder. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook down, somebody is going to have to step up sooner or later for the Thunder. Oklahoma City will look for PG Reggie Jackson to be that guy as they head on the road for a short two game, two night road trip.

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The struggles for the Thunder are no secret to anyone. They rank 29th in the NBA in scoring with just 89.5 points per game. In their most recent game against the Houston Rockets, they shot an abysmal 29.4 percent from the field and recorded their lowest point total in franchise history in their 69-65 home loss.

To add to the misery of the Thunder, they are currently 0-3 in the front end of back-to-backs this season. In those three losses, they have been held to under 90 points all three times.

Needing some sort of boost, look for SF Lance Thomas to build off his 15 point game and C Steven Adams to contribute down low.

The Thunder come in 1-5 on the road this season and are averaging 89.8 points per road contest. To improve on that record, they’ll need to shut down Jazz standout SF Gordon Hayward, who is averaging 19.2 points per game.

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Utah Jazz

While the Thunder can use injuries as an excuse for their poor play, the Jazz should be much better than their 4-7 record. With players like Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Enes Kanter, the Jazz need to improve their play sooner rather than later.

Inconsistency on both ends of the floor have led to the Jazz struggles this season.

They rank 20th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 97.5 points per game and are allowing 102.8 points per game, which ranks 23rd overall.

The Jazz need Enes Kanter to step up tremendously and help the offense out. Kanter has scored just 16 points in Utah’s previous three games and has seen his season average drop to just 12.6 points per game.

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At home this season, Utah is 2-2 and averaging 98.8 points a game.

NBA Basketball Handicapping Trends:

  • Thunder are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
  • Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
  • Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
  • Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.

Free 4* NBA Betting Pick: Utah Jazz -4

The Jazz need to get things turned around real quick. This is a good spot to start at home, vs a reeling Thunder team.

Utah 96, Oklahoma City 83

Look for Gordon Hayward to have a big game as the Jazz roll.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

One reply on “Free Picks: Oklahoma City vs. Utah Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview”

Excellent article Tony. Totally agree with you about Gordon Hayward. They will look for him to lead the way tonight especially against a banged up OKC. I know where I will be putting my action tonight, thanks to you. Keep the predictions coming, I look forward to reading more of your articles in the future.

Cheers mate!

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