Is the Jazz laying too many points to the Spurs on Monday night? Or will Utah stay red-hot and cover the number versus San Antonio? Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.
The Odds: Spurs at Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET, Monday
According to oddsmakers, Utah is a 4.5-point home favorite tonight. San Antonio opened as a 3.5-point road underdog before the number jumped a full point. The total, meanwhile, sits at 197.5 after hitting the board at 201.5.
San Antonio enters play with a 35-22 record on the year but is just 13-16 on the road. Utah, meanwhile, is 28-28 overall and 16-9 at home. From a betting standpoint, the Spurs are 29-26 against the spread overall and 12-16 ATS on the road. The Jazz are 31-25 at the betting window on the year and 16-9 ATS at home.
Meanwhile, 65% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the spread tonight. As for the total, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the over.
San Antonio Spurs Injury Report
LaMarcus Aldridge is out tonight with a knee injury. Kawhi Leonard also remains out with a quad injury. Tony Parker (back) and Dejounte Murray (ankle) are questionable, while Rudy Gay (heel) is out.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
Ricky Rubio (hip) is questionable to play tonight for Utah. Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is out for the year and Dante Exum (shoulder) remains out as well.
The home team is 34-16-2 at the betting window in the last 52 meetings between these two teams. The Spurs, meanwhile, are just 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games in Utah. They’re also 1-4 against the number in their last five games overall and are winless at 0-5 ATS in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the Jazz have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games overall. They’re a 8-1 against the number in their last nine games playing on zero rest. They’re 12-5 at the betting window in their last 17 games coming off a win of more than 10 points, too.
Monday NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -4.5