The 9-7 Utah Jazz will travel to face the 12-4 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The current odds from this NBA game has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -8 ½ points with a total of 204 ½ points. When the odds opened up a few hours ago the Thunder were favored by -9 with an over under of 204 ½ points. We have seen a ½ point move on the Jazz and no movement on the total.
The Jazz is 3-7 on the road this season. During the lockout shortened season a year ago the teams met three times with the Thunder winning and covering two of the three games. They enter play winners of two straight and five of their past six games. There are two road wins during this positive run but the victories on the highway came against bad teams in New Orleans and Washington. Utah shoots just 43% from the floor on the road this season and will be challenged trying to keep up with Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City has been explosive at home this year as the team averages 108 points and 50 1/2 % shooting and nearly 46% from the three point line. The Thunder has won three straight and six of their past seven games. They crushed Houston at home on Wednesday 120-98 as a -10 ½ point favorite. The Thunder has scored 114 points or greater in five of their past six games. Kevin Durant is averaging 26 points and 9 rebounds a game and makes 50% of his shots.