Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1/2020 – These are two playoff bound teams in the NBA Western Conference with the Utah Jazz taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder this Saturday, August 1 at 3:30 PM Eastern Time. This match will be televised live by ESPN from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion, Florida. Online streaming is available through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The Jazz are looking to capitalize from their first victory inside “The Bubble” while the Thunder are playing their first game. In this match, NBA Run Line sees a very tight game with the Thunder taking the slight advantage over the Jazz.
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1/2020
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1/2020 Betting Odds
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz started off their season inside “The Bubble” with a close victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, 91-89. Trailing coming in the fourth quarter, Donovan Mitchell was fantastic in the fourth quarter as he helped push his team to capture the lead. It was capped off with a dish out to Rudy Gobert going for the dunk but was fouled. The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year sank both free throws as the Jazz held on to the victory. Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley led the team in scoring as both players scored 18 points each. Jazz just showed the young Pelicans that they have to play all four quarters in the NBA.
Players to watch: D. Mitchell SG GP 63 GS 63 MIN 34.4 PTS 24.2 OR 0.7 DR 3.7 REB 4.4 AST 4.2 STL 1 BLK 0.2 TO 2.7 PF 2.4 AST/TO 1.6 PER 19.13
B. Bogdanovic SF GP 63 GS 63 MIN 33.1 PTS 20.2 OR 0.6 DR 3.5 REB 4.1 AST 2.1 STL 0.5 BLK 0.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 0.8 PER 15.77
J. Clarkson PG * GP 34 GS 0 MIN 25.3 PTS 15.6 OR 0.8 DR 2.1 REB 2.9 AST 1.6 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 1.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 1.3 PER 17.42.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been the surprise team in the NBA and they are no pushovers when you face them. Thanks to the leadership of Chris Paul, this team is considered as a darkhorse and top teams would like to avoid them in the first round of the playoffs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been the team’s leading scorer at 19.3 points while Danilo Gallinari is at 19.2. Dennis Schroeder is another player that can score in bunches as he does 19 points a night. You will also have to contend with them in the paint with Steven Adams inhaling a lot of rebounds plus this team will have a healthy Andre Roberson back coming off the bench.
Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG GP 63 GS 63 MIN 35.1 PTS 19.3 OR 0.7 DR 5.4 REB 6.1 AST 3.3 STL 1.1 BLK 0.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 1.8 PER 17.9
D. Gallinari PF GP 55 GS 55 MIN 30.7 PTS 19.2 OR 0.6 DR 4.9 REB 5.5 AST 2.1 STL 0.7 BLK 0.1 TO 1.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 1.6 PER 19.47
D. Schroder PG GP 63 GS 1 MIN 31 PTS 19 OR 0.3 DR 3.4 REB 3.7 AST 4.1 STL 0.7 BLK 0.2 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.6 PER 16.86.
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1/2020 Betting Numbers
Utah are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
R. Gobert C (COVID-19) is probable Thursday vs New Orleans
Oklahoma City Thunder
A. Roberson SF (Knee) is out indefinitely
Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
The Utah Jazz looked rusty in the fourth quarter in their last match scoring just 10 points but prevailed in the end. This time around, it will take a lot more to win over the Thunder who has a cerebral point guard running the show. Still, Thunder looked good in the scrimmages and the depth of their team will be the key to victory. Best Sportsbook Online gives the slight edge to the Thunder winning this game over the Thunder.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Jazz for this match is -103 while the Thunder are not far behind with -117.
ATS: Just one point separating both teams across the spread with the Jazz having the +1 and the Thunder own the -1.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach for this game is 211.5. Thunder are under and Jazz are over.
Score Prediction: 106 – 103 Thunder