It’s the fourth and final meeting of the 2022-23 NBA season between the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs. Despite Utah being favored in every matchup, San Antonio has the series lead: 2-1. The NBA lines once again expect Utah to beat San Antonio to stop its four-game skid and preserve its hopes for a Play-In spot. But the Spurs are more than a formidable foe for the Jazz.
The Jazz have had a rough schedule lately and find themselves falling out of the Play-In. Some of Utah’s losses have come against the best teams like Phoenix and Milwaukee. So Utah gets a nice break in facing the West’s second-worst team in San Antonio. But Utah will have to get by without some of its best players.
Collin Sexton (hamstring) and Jordan Clarkson (finger) are out. NBA news has Lauri Markkanen (hand) listed as questionable. They are three of their top scorers and Utah is a team that relies on its offense to win games. The Jazz are seventh in the NBA in offensive rating (115.7) but 24th in defensive rating (116.2).
Utah needs to score around 120 points to win games. The Jazz are 26-5 when it hits that mark. And on the flip side, the team is just 3-15 when it scores 110 points or fewer. This includes its season-low 94 points in a loss to San Antonio. For NBA betting’s sake, Utah better be more efficient in this last meeting.
Spurs Also Shorthanded
Long injury lists are as common with tanking teams as black is on the Spurs’ uniforms. That’s why San Antonio will be without several leading players like Keldon Johnson (foot), Devin Vassell (knee), and Jeremy Sochan (knee). Johnson and Sochan had big roles in helping upset Utah in the last meeting. They combined to score 16 of the Spurs’ final 31 points to get the win.
But if Gregg Popovich knows how to do something, it’s to get other players to step up. That includes the likes of Tre Jones and Sandro Mamukelashvili. Despite how bad San Antonio is (2-18 in its last 20 conference games), it will have young players who can catch teams off guard if they are underprepared.
For someone who’s only been a Spur for 8 games, Sandro Mamukelashvil has been solid for San Antonio.
In 19.8 minutes a contest, Mamu is averaging 7.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists on 37% FG and 39% 3PT.
I’m intrigued to see where Mamu’s career moves forward this offseason. pic.twitter.com/54s1el4UFT
— Ty Jäger (@TheTyJager) March 21, 2023
That’s why underestimating this team on the NBA picks can be a costly mistake. San Antonio is 17-16 against the NBA point spread (ATS) as a home underdog. This team may just mess around and beat a better team that plays to its level.
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Expect a high-scoring game. Two-thirds of Utah’s road games (24-11-2) go over the total, while 58.3% of the Spurs’ home games do as well. However, the total has gone under in four of these teams’ last five meetings.
Jazz vs Spurs Game Information
- Game: Jazz (35-40) vs Spurs (19-56)
- Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
- Day/Time: Wednesday, March 29, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Jazz vs Spurs Live stream: NBA Game Pass
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Jazz vs Spurs Picks and Prediction
Something about this matchup makes Utah play a bit less optimally. But the Jazz gets a break as the Spurs’ absences could be too many to overcome. Utah is a more mature and efficient team and is playing for something. Bet online on the Jazz to get it done this time.
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Spurs vs Jazz Previous Game (Feb 28, 2023)
The Utah Jazz look to blow out the San Antonio Spurs yet again as the NBA betting odds expect this Tuesday night. Utah is a favorite by nine points before the rematch, following up on its 118-102 win over San Antonio just this Saturday. The Spurs have lost 16 straight games and have just won one of their last 22. So this looks like another easy win for Utah.
Take the Jazz’s spread on the online sportsbook or pass. The Spurs are just abysmal at this point and could not cover +9 even after a terrible first half from Utah. The Jazz are still playing for a playoff spot and will dominate.