Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz Betting

The Utah Jazz’s NBA odds may remain long, but this team dominated online betting last season. The perennial contender would have made profitable bets through NBA game props and live betting. But the real tease here is their chance to cash their NBA conference odds and NBA Championship odds.

Utah had the best record in the NBA in 2020-21 and was a top-four team for sportsbook betting. Check their basketball futures to find a great value on them.

Utah Jazz Betting Outlook

  • Championship Odds: +1400
  • Conference Odds: +650
  • Division Odds: -275

The Jazz epitomize the “three-and-D” of the modern NBA. They rode this formula to a top-four offense and defense and finished with the best regular season record (52-20) last season, easily topping their projected 41.5 win total. Unfortunately, Utah fell awfully short in the playoffs and did not make too many notable improvements this season to alter their NBA odds.

Utah acquired some depth pieces like Eric Paschall and Rudy Gay. But their fate can only change when they learn to win in the postseason. The Jazz, like the Sixers in the East, have yet to make the Conference Finals.

Oddsmakers feel there will be some regression for Utah as their regular season win totals are only at 52.5, which is how many games they won last season with just 72 games. But at -275, the Jazz are the biggest favorites to win their division.

Jazz 2021-22 Predictions

  • Regular Season Record: 54-28
  • Conference Standing: 3rd
  • Division Standing: 1st

Utah Jazz Team Leaders

Donovan Mitchell enters his fifth season as a pro and is coming off a career-best 26.4 points from 2021-21. In the playoffs, Mitchell averaged 32.3 points per game but it was all for naught as his Jazz once again had a disappointing end to their season. The Jazz will need him to switch to an even higher gear and if he can achieve that, a shot at the MVP as a +3300 dark horse is plausible.

On the defensive end, Rudy Gobert will vie for his fourth Defensive Player of the Year Award. He is the favorite currently at +275. The Frenchman is aptly named the “Stifle Tower” for consistently protecting the paint. Last season, he averaged a career-high in blocks per game at 2.7.

Mitchell led the team in scoring and Gobert led the team in rebounding and shot-blocking. Fans may just need to stay as patient with them as the Bucks fans had to be with their team.

Last Season

Utah was a surgical juggernaut last season thanks to the improvement of the team around Gobert and Mitchell. Mike Conley bounced back after a horrible 2019-20 while Jordan Clarkson won Sixth Man of the Year with a career season. The Jazz dominated and won 39 of their 52 games by double-digits while going 24-14 against winning teams.

The Jazz went 56-21 as chalk, making them the third-best favorite to consistently lean on. This applied on the spread as well as Utah went 45-31-1, the fourth-best record. Utah controlled the three-point line for most of the season, averaging the most threes while giving up the fewest.

However, Utah was unable to make in-series adjustments against the Clippers, which cost them the series. The Jazz went up 2-0 against the Clippers but dropped four straight games. They collapsed at the end of Game 6, giving up 81 second-half points. That was uncharacteristic of Utah and they should learn from this catastrophe.

Offseason Changes

Key Additions

Eric Paschall, forward, Golden State Warriors
Rudy Gay, forward, San Antonio Spurs
Hassan Whiteside, center, Sacramento Kings

Key Subtractions

Derrick Favors, forward/center, Oklahoma City Thunder
Georges Niang, forward, Philadelphia 76ers
Matt Thomas, guard, Chicago Bulls

Draft Picks

Jared Butler, guard, Baylor

Head Coach

Quinn Snyder enters his eighth season as Utah’s head coach has compiled a .583 winning percent. Under his tenure, the Jazz have won two division titles and made three Conference Semifinals. He knows there needs to be more.

The 54-year-old finds himself in a similar spot as Mike Budenholzer, who he served under with the Hawks in the 2013-14 season. Budenholzer was consistent at producing great regular season results only for his teams to fade in the playoffs. But Budenholzer proved he can win a title, so if Snyder and the Jazz persevere, they can too. Maybe even this season.

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