Last Updated Mar 14, 2022, 8:17 AM

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will conclude on Monday night with a heavyweight non-conference bout between the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz. Coverage begins from Vivint Arena at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Score Prediction

Bucks 122, Jazz 114

Best Bets

Bucks -1.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Bucks vs. Jazz Predictions

After earning the top spot in the West with a record of 52-20 SU last year, Utah briefly kept that same train rolling with another triumphant to start the season, as the Jazz opened with an impressive 26-9 SU and 17-17-2 ATS run – with 20 of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.

The Jazz have been on quite the rollercoaster with injuries since New Year’s Day though, considering Utah went just 4-12 SU and 4-11-1 ATS across the month of January – and now boast records of 12-4 SU and 7-8-1 ATS across February and March.

On the other hand, Milwaukee stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Bucks kicked things off with a lackluster 6-8 SU and ATS skid – with four of those SU losses coming in matchups they were favored in.

The Bucks have quietly dominated since their opening skid though, considering Milwaukee enters Monday riding a sturdy 35-18 SU run, with 27 of those victories coming by eight points or more – despite sitting just 24-29 ATS across that same window.

I’ll back Milwaukee here, as the Jazz are 3-3 SU and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games, while tallying just 111.3 OPPG and allowing 108.7 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for an unfavorable home matchup against a Bucks squad that’s averaging 125 OPPG across their latest 6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS run.

Bucks vs. Jazz Betting Odds

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Bucks vs. Jazz Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Central vs. Northwest
  • Date: Monday, March 14, 2022
  • Venue: Vivint Arena
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 42-26
  • ATS: 31-37
  • O/U: 34-34

After finishing with the best record in the East in two of the last three regular seasons, Milwaukee’s rough start was a mild head-scratcher, considering the Bucks’ compiled a record of 162-65 SU across the previous three seasons – and then opened this season just 6-8 SU.

Milwaukee has played excellent basketball, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks boast a sturdy 35-18 SU record across their last 53 games – with a decent chunk of those losses coming in the absence of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (5). 

Utah Jazz Betting Analysis

  • SU: 42-25
  • ATS: 28-36-3
  • O/U: 31-35-1

The Jazz have been one of the most consistent squads in the West across the last few regular seasons, which is no coincidence, as they continuously maintain a very well-balanced attack, highlighted by Utah pacing the league in offensive efficiency by a healthy margin (1.130 OE) – while also ranking top ten in defensive efficiency (1.066 DE).

Utah’s consistency quickly fades without the combined presence of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert though, considering the Jazz’ top-ranked offensive attack is averaging just 111.2 OPPG across their latest 14-15 SU skid – with nine of those SU losses coming in the absence of Mitchell or Gobert.

The Jazz are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games. (AP)

Bucks vs. Jazz Head-to-Head

The Jazz swept a two-game regular-season set against Milwaukee last year, with both contests soaring over the total at a lofty average of 246.5 PPG. The most recent matchup between these teams took place back on Halloween of this season though, which resulted in a surprisingly low-scoring victory for Utah (107-95, U 222.5).

Key Players to Watch

  • MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF (29.7 PPG, 11.5 REB, 5.9 AST)
  • MIL: Khris Middleton - SG (20.3 PPG, 5.3 REB, 5.4 AST)
  • UTA: Donovan Mitchell - SG (25.5 PPG, 4.1 REB, 5.4 AST)
  • UTA: Rudy Gobert - C (15.4 PPG, 14.7 REB, 2.2 BLK)

Bucks vs. Jazz Betting Conclusion

After snapping a six-game win streak with an ugly road loss to the Warriors on Saturday night (L, 122-109), the Bucks hit the road again for Monday’s contest as narrow favorites over the Jazz at Vivint Arena – marking the first time Utah has been an underdog at home this season.

I’ll back Milwaukee here, as the Bucks are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games, while tallying 125 OPPG and allowing just 115.9 DPPG during that timeframe – likely serving as a difficult task for a Jazz squad that’s averaging just 111.3 OPPG across their latest 1-4-1 ATS skid.

Bucks vs. Jazz Betting Trends

  • The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last five matchups against Milwaukee.
  • The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Jazz are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in three of the last four matchups between Milwaukee and Utah.
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