posted on March 17, 2012 10:24
NBA Jazz vs. Warriors Picks & Predictions for Saturday, March 17
The Utah Jazz are coming off a home win over Minnesota in overtime on Thursday, while the Warriors lost to the Boston Celtics at home on Wednesday and hosted Milwaukee on Friday, losing by 22. Utah hosts Golden State on Saturday night at 9:00pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Jazz as a 7-point road favorite over the Warriors, while the over/under for the game is currently sitting at 201.5 points. Utah enters play with a 21-22 overall record and is 16-6 at home this year while Golden State is 18-23 overall and 8-11 on the road
LINE MOVEMENT: The Jazz opened as 6-point favorites over the Warriors and the spread has moved to 7 in most sports books. The total has moved from 202 to 201.5.
ATS·NBA FREE PICK: Take the Utah Jazz. According to the latest NBA trends, the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS the last 7 Saturday games. The Warriors have a new backcourt in Nate Robinson and Klay Thompson thanks to the trade of Monta Ellis to Milwaukee and an injury to Stephen Curry. They may also get newly-acquired Richard Jefferson for this game but it doesn’t matter. The Warriors are basically tanking this season for a better pick. Utah will use their size to beat up the Warriors in the paint by going to Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. They acquired center Andrew Bogut (ankle) in the deal but he's not ready to play. Utah is also a different team at home and the Warriors should be fatigued thanks to a short bench. ·
SATURDAY NBA FREE PICK: Utah Jazz (-7).