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Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will conclude on Wednesday night with a heavyweight Western Conference showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz. Coverage begins from Vivint Arena at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

SCORE PREDICTION

Warriors 115, Jazz 108

BEST BETS

Warriors +3.5 (-110) at PointsBet

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. UTAH JAZZ PREDICTIONS

After finishing ninth in the West with a record of 39-33 SU last year, Golden State bounced back with an excellent start to this season, as the Warriors opened with an impressive 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS run – with 14 of those victories coming by double-digits.

The last few weeks have been relatively shaky for Golden State though, considering the Warriors are just 18-16 SU and 14-17-3 ATS across their last 34 games – despite getting tagged as favorites in 27 of those contests.

On the other hand, Utah also dominated to start the season, as the Jazz kicked things off with an imposing 28-10 SU and 19-18-1 ATS run – with 20 of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.

January has been a month to forget for Utah though, considering the Jazz are just 5-11 SU and 4-11-1 ATS skid across their last 16 games – despite getting tagged as favorites in 11 of those matchups.

I’ll back Golden State here, as the Jazz enter Wednesday following SU losses in 11 of their last 16 games, while generating just 108.1 PPG offensively across that span – setting the stage for a tough home matchup against a Warriors’ squad that’s averaging 116.1 PPG across their current nine-game winning streak.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. UTAH JAZZ BETTING ODDS

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. UTAH JAZZS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Northwest
  • Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
  • Venue: Vivint Arena
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 41-13
  • ATS: 29-21-4
  • O/U: 21-32-1

After last year’s mediocre 39-33 SU regular-season showing, Golden State returned seeking vengeance to kick off the new season, as the Warriors opened with wins in 18 of their first 20 games – with their only two losses across that span coming by slim margins of four points or less.

Golden State has primarily leaned on defense since that stretch, considering the Warriors are just 23-11 SU across their last 34 games, while averaging 109.5 PPG offensively and surrendering 103 PPG defensively during that timeframe. Golden State’s mantra has slightly altered since the return of Klay Thompson though, highlighted by the Warriors scoring 116.1 PPG across their latest nine-game win streak.

UTAH JAZZ BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 33-21
  • ATS: 23-29-2
  • O/U: 26-27-1

Utah has been one of the most consistent squads in the West across the last few regular seasons, which is no coincidence, considering the Jazz maintain a very well-balanced attack – currently pacing the league in offensive efficiency by a healthy margin (1.130 OE), while also ranking 13th in defensive efficiency (1.064 DE).

Utah’s consistency quickly fades without the combined presence of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert though, considering the Jazz’ top-ranked offense has averaged just 108.1 PPG across their latest 5-11 SU skid – with nine of those SU losses coming in the absence of Mitchell or Gobert.

The Jazz are are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games. (AP)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. UTAH JAZZ HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Warriors won two of three regular-season matchups against Utah last year, with all three contests soaring over the total at a lofty average of 240 PPG. Golden State is also 2-0 SU against Utah so far this season, with the first matchup going over the total at a score of 123-116 – while their most recent meeting stayed well under at a score of 94-92.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (25.7 PPG, 5.4 REB, 6.4 AST)
  • GSW: Andrew Wiggins - SF (18.1 PPG, 4.3 REB, 2.1 AST)
  • UTA: Donovan Mitchell - SG (25.7 PPG, 4 REB, 5.2 AST)
  • UTA: Jordan Clarkson - SG (15.5 PPG, 3.5 REB, 2.4 AST)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. UTAH JAZZ BETTING CONCLUSION

After extending their winning streak to nine games with a double-digit victory over OKC on Monday night, the Warriors hit the road for Wednesday’s contest as 3.5-point underdogs against the Jazz at Vivint Arena – marking just the fifth time Utah has been favored across their last nine games.

I’ll back Golden State here, as the Warriors are 9-0 SU in their last nine contests, while racking up 116.1 PPG offensively during that timeframe – likely presenting a tall task for a short-handed Jazz squad that’s averaging just 107.1 PPG across their latest 5-8 SU skid.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. UTAH JAZZ BETTING TRENDS

  • The Warriors are 9-0 SU in their last nine games.
  • The Jazz are are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games.
  • The Warriors are 4-1 SU in their last five matchups against Utah.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the last 11 Jazz' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the last nine matchups between Golden State and Utah.
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