This is one of the more interesting games on Tuesday’s slate. You’ve got the Nets, who are fourth in the NBA in pace and top 10 in offensive efficiency going up against the Jazz, who are near the bottom in pace and No. 1 overall in defensive efficiency. Really it’s the tortoise vs. the hare of NBA matchups.
Kyrie Irving’s start to his tenure in Brooklyn has been tumultuous but exciting to say the least. The veteran PG is third in the league in scoring at 30 PPG, soaking up a ton of usage with Kevin Durant sitting out the season. The Jazz are coming off back-to-back impressive victories over the Bucks and 76ers before coasting past the Warriors on Monday. Will Utah try to slow things down and make Brooklyn play a half-court game? Or will the Nets’ up-tempo style force the Jazz’s issue? Find out Tuesday on Dragon Ball Z! Wait, that wasn’t the right line, my bad!
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Point Spread: UTA -7
Over/Under Total: 218.5
BKN Moneyline: +225
UTA Moneyline: -275
Rudy Gobert Total Points: 14.5 — OVER (+115), UNDER (-139)
Kyrie Irving Total Points: 26.5 — OVER (-106), UNDER (-115)
Bojan Bogdanovic Total 3-Pointers Made: 2.5 — OVER (+105), UNDER (-127)
DeAndre Jordan to Record a Double-Double: Yes (+150), No (-186)
Breaking down betting lines for Nets vs. Jazz
Usually in cases of fast pace vs. slow pace, the slow paced team is more appealing. Brooklyn should force Utah into playing faster than it likes, but the Jazz are a much better and deeper squad, so I would think the OVER makes some more sense here. Even if the Jazz jump out to a big lead, the Nets will have to shoot their way out of a hole and Kyrie Irving may need to play some hero ball (per usual). The moneyline on the Nets is enticing given the B2B, but the Jazz are 5-0 at home this season and shouldn’t need a 100% effort to get by Brooklyn. Perhaps the spread is the way to go, anticipating a closer game.
Breaking down the DFS options for Nets vs. Jazz
It’s also worth noting the Jazz are on the second of a back-to-back, so tired legs come into play a bit. We could see Utah extend the bench a bit, so I like value plays in Royce O’Neale ($4,100) and “Jingling” Joe Ingles ($4,500). Even with the prices up, Rudy Gobert ($7,500) and Donovan Mitchell ($7,900) are good GPP plays.
As for the Nets, we know Caris LeVert (thumb) is going to be out, so expect Spencer Dinwiddie ($5,500) to get into the starting lineup and see upwards of 30 minutes. Garrett Temple ($3,700) should also see more playing time, but again, it’s the toughest matchup in the NBA. Brooklyn is coming off 23.5% shooting from three vs. the SUNS! If they come out cold against Utah, things could get ugly face. This game could see a ton of points, but also could be done at halftime. A game stack in tournaments centered around Kyrie ($9,300) and Gobert isn’t a terrible strategy, however.
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