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    Utah Jazz versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Lines Odds Preview 4-9-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 56-21 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to face the 41-37 Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Utah is set for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 200 points. There has been movement on the under as the game opened up at 200 ½ points.

    This will be the third meeting of the year between the Thunder and Jazz with each team winning and covering the point spread in their home game.

    The Thunder is 23-15 on the road this season. Their three game win streak was snapped on Sunday after a 125-120 home defeat to the New York Knicks as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 193 ½ points. OKC wasted a 57.7% shooting game and connected on 9 of 17 three pointers. They allowed 49.5% shooting to the Knicks along with 15 of 34 coming from three point distance. The Thunder loses the game by committing seven more turnovers than the Knicks. Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 37 points and 11 rebounds as he made 15 of his 27 shots. In the playoff race the Thunder now trails the San Antonio Spurs for the top spot in the Western conference by one game with only five games remaining. Oklahoma City sits third or better in all four critical areas of offense. But they are second in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage by holding opponents to 42.6% shooting.

    The Jazz are 29-10 playing at home. They win their second straight and seventh in eight tries after a 97-90 road victory on Sunday to the Golden St Warriors as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total finished under 200 points. Utah got off to the 56-48 lead at the half in victory. They shot 45.5% from the floor and made 11 of 25 three pointers. The Jazz allowed the Warriors 47.3% shooting along with 7 of 17 coming from three point range. Utah forced 17 Golden St turnovers. Mo Williams led the Jazz with 25 points and five assists as he connected on 11 of his 19 shots. Utah sits tied with the LA Lakers for the eighth seed in the Western conference with just four games remaining. A concern for Utah has been their defense on their home court as they allow opponents 47.8% shooting on the current season.