Golden State Warriors (1-0) vs Utah Jazz (1-0)Date : 10/19/2018
Time : 10:30 PM ET
Location : Vivint Smart Home Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz
The Jazz will welcome the World Champs to Vivint Smart Home Arena as they were victorious against the Kings in their season opener. The Warriors are coming off a win against the Thunder on the road. Game tips off at 10:30 PM ET.
Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :
The Warriors began their quest for a three-peat with a win against the Thunder. The game was must closer than everyone thought it would be because OKC was playing without Westbrook, however, the Warriors hit timely buckets when they needed to with Curry and Durant leading the charge. Curry poured in 32 points scoring 5 treys. He also had eight rebounds, nine assists, a steal, and just three turnovers. Durant had 27 points but he shot 9-of-21 shots missing all five of his three-pointers but found his way to the line by hitting 9-of-10 free throws in 38 minutes of play. The Warriors are virtually unbeatable on paper and it will be tough for opponents facing them this season because their team chemistry has gotten a lot better compared to last season. Going up against the Jazz the Warriors will have to contain Mitchell don’t allow him to get going early.
Player to watch: Stephen Curry, he can pick his spots on the court I expect him to play another great game after a terrific 32 point effort. With a team full of All-Stars Curry seems to find ways to outshine others through his extremely high basketball IQ. He ability to finish with his left hand when defender run him off the three-point line is a thing of beauty.
Utah Jazz's Latest Performance :
The Jazz came up on top on the road against the Kings in their season opener with Donovan Mitchell leading the way with 24 points on the night. The Jazz was down early in the first quarter, thanks to the insertion of backup guard tandem Dante Exum and Alec Burks they were able to get back into the game. Joe Ingles had an impressive opener scoring 17 of his 22 in the first half. He was efficient with 9-of-12 field goals, although he did commit five turnovers while grabbing just one rebound. Rudy Gobert remains efficient on the floor making 7 of 9 scoring 19 points with 15 rebounds and three blocks hitting all five of his freebies it was a solid game for the Jazz big man as he prepares himself for the Warriors.
Player to watch: Donovan Mitchell, all eyes will be on Mitchell as he will seek for redemption against the Dubs after falling to them a year ago. It will be a great matchup as he will take on Stephen Curry in this game.
How Golden State Warriors & Utah Jazz Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Jazz are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Golden State Warriors
My reason for the pick :
The Golden State Warriors will take this game on the road against the Jazz, the Dubs have too many weapons on their team they are virtually unbeatable if everyone on the team is healthy. Kevin Durant will have his ways in this one against Jazz wing player as Utah won’t have an answer for him defensively. For the Jazz, it is going to tough for Ingles to shoot the ball as he did against the Kings because the Warriors team defense is on point. Mitchell will do all he can to create an upset but his efforts will fall short as the Warriors will take this game as they start the season off 2-0.
Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:
- Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Utah Jazz:
- Jazz are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.