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    Utah Jazz versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-12-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 39-12 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to play the 28-24 Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip time from Utah is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this contest has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 200 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on Utah as the Thunder opened as a -5 point favorite.

    The teams went head to head back on November 30th and it was Oklahoma City with the 106-94 home win against the Jazz as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 201 points.

    Oklahoma City is 16-9 on the road this season. They earn their fourth straight win following a 97-69 road win on Sunday to the Phoenix Suns as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 205 points. OKC takes the 17 point lead at the half in the win. They connect on 44.7% from the floor along with 9 of 17 from three. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 6 assists on 8 of 15 shooting. They held the Suns to just 33% shooting along with 4 of 14 from three. The Thunder forced 23 Phoenix turnovers. Oklahoma City is a top three offense in four major categories. Just as impressive the Thunder is the number two defensive field goal defending team this year by giving up 42.9% from the floor.

    The Jazz are 19-6 on their home court. The Jazz lose their second straight after a 120-109 road defeat on Saturday night to the Sacramento Kings as a +1 point underdog. The total came in at over 195 points. Utah hits on 48.8% shooting and connects on just 4 of 15 from the three point line. They lose by committing 18 turnovers and allowing 51.8% from the field to the Kings. Alec Burks came off the bench for 24 points on 7 of 15 shooting for a Jazz team that was on the back end of a back to back playing a well-rested Sacramento team. Defensively the Jazz has struggled as they are a bottom third team in the NBA in field goal and three point defense. They allow 45.9%s shooting along with 37.8% from three and that’s not good against an offensively strong Thunder team.