Utah Jazz (9-11) vs Brooklyn Nets (8-13)Date : 11/28/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets
The Utah Jazz will travel to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for a Wednesday night Showdown versus the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Utah Jazz could not capitalize on a 133 – 112 road win over the Sacramento Kings in their prior outing as they lost at home to the Indiana Pacers by a 121 – 88 score on November 26th as their offense continued to struggle in shooting just 42% from the floor while their defense was also just as liable in allowing the struggling Pacers offense to shoot 50% or better from both the floor as well as from 3-point range.
On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets are losers of their last three outings with their last being a 127 – 125 home loss versus the Philadelphia 76ers as the Nets had no answer for Jimmy Butler along with Joel Embiid as they each had 30-plus point nights for the 76ers in the loss. On the other hand, the Nets got 31 points from Spencer Dinwiddie in the loss as the Nets shot 50% from the field along with 47% from 3 point range, yet turned the ball over a whopping 16 times to Philadelphia throughout the game, thus resulting in a loss. The Jazz are winners against the spread in five of the last seven meetings at Barclays Center.
Utah Jazz 's Latest Performance :
After halting a 3 game losing streak, the Jazz came home for a matchup versus the Indiana Pacers in their last matchup and were destroyed in a 33 point home loss as they shot horribly from floor while allowing the Pacers to light it up from the perimeter to the tune of 58% from the floor on the night. Also, the Pacers had seven double-digit scores as reserve Doug McDermott led the team with 21 points while Myles Turner along with Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 16 and 15 points, respectively, in the win for Indiana.
On the other hand, the Jazz were led by Derek Favors along with Rudy Gobert with 13 and 12 points as they have scored less than 100 points in four of their last six outings, overall. Utah will certainly have an opportunity in which to increase their percentages versus the Nets as Brooklyn is certainly allowing teams to score quite frequently to the tune of 46% shooting from the field per outing. However, the Jazz will find it much more difficult in which to get back on track on the offensive end with their star, Donovan Mitchell, out with a rib injury and uncertain as to when or if he will suit up for this matchup.
Brooklyn Nets's Latest Performance :
The Nets have lost their last three games due to their inability to remain consistent on either side of the court these days. They were, however, red hot from the field in their last outing versus the Philadelphia 76ers as they shot 57% from the field while also nailing 10-25 3-point attempts for the night. D’Angelo Russell pumped in 38 points on the night along with eight rebounds and eight assists while Spencer Dinwiddie also contributed 31 points in the losing effort. On the other hand, their defense struggled as they allowed the Sixers to also shoot well from the floor in going 48% for the night as Jimmy Butler along with Joel Embiid contributed 34 and 32 points, respectively, in the win for Philly.
Also, Butler also made a clutch 3-point basket with seconds left in which to seal the victory for the road team while handing the Nets their third straight loss.This, in essence, has been the recurring theme for the Nets this season has they continue to compete, yet due to breakdowns on both ends of the court late in games, are not able to win consistently. They will continue to work at it as they will now face a Utah Jazz team that is also dealing with issues on both ends of the court as well after suffering a blowout loss at home to a struggling team in the Indiana Pacers in the last outing.
How Utah Jazz & Brooklyn Nets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Utah is 9-11 ATS while the OU is 13 – 7
Brooklyn is 10 – 11 ATS while the OU is 11 – 10
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Jazz may indeed struggle for a bit longer as Mitchell is uncertain to suit up for this game, as stated. On the other hand, this could most certainly allow the Brooklyn Nets to pick up some momentum as well after losing their fourth game in five outings against the 76ers in their last outing. In all, look for both teams to attempt to push the pace in this matchup as the Jazz will certainly will be looking to get transition buckets in replacement for their lack of cohesion on the offensive side of the ball lately. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets will continue to rely on Russell as well as Dinwiddie as they have been the most consistent on the offensive end of the floor for Brooklyn.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Brooklyn Nets
My reason for the pick :
With the Jazz playing horribly at this point, I will back the Nets in this matchup to come up with a hard-fought victory on Wednesday night. Also, with Donovan Mitchell continuing to be on the injured list with a rib injury, expect the Jazz to struggle on the offensive end as a result. In all, look for Brooklyn to remain resilient and pick up a huge win in this contest versus a Utah Jazz team that simply does not have it at this point.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
While l I happen to believe that both teams will have an opportunity in which to put some points on the board in this matchup, I will look for the under to be the strong play in this matchup as both offenses have been up and down for much of the young season and this will likely continue on Wednesday. I happened to see this contest as being one that will be slower paced yet competitive throughout as each team will certainly be looking to get out of their present funk with a win. Nonetheless, look for the total to not surpass its set limit in the end.
Betting trends for Utah Jazz :
- Over is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Over is 7-1 in Jazz last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets:
- Brooklyn Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Nets are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.