The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz will square off for the second time this week at 9:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV. These two teams just played each other on Monday, where the Jazz won 110-99.
The Spurs are coming into this game on a four-game losing streak, which includes three straight losses on the road. The last time San Antonio won a road game was on April 26 against the Washington Wizards (146-143 in overtime). They are 1-4 in their last five games and an average 5-5 in their last 10.
The Jazz has won two straight games to open up the month of May after ending April with a 21-point road loss to the Phoenix Suns. Utah has won four out of their last five home games and are 3-2 in their last five games. Furthermore, they have a record of 6-4 in their last 10. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Pick ATS: Spurs +6.5
The Jazz will look to complete the three-game series sweep over the Spurs tonight. On Monday night, Utah easily handled San Antonio without the likes of Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Jazz with 25 points on an efficient 10-of-17 shooting from the field. All-Star Rudy Gobert pitched in with a double-double consisting of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Utah didn’t shoot well from three-point range (30.6%), but did so from the field (50%) and won the rebounding battle (50-36).
The Jazz are 4-8 against the spread in their last 12 games, but 21-10-1 ATS at home this season. Meanwhile for the Spurs, this is a must-win for them as they are two games up on the New Orleans Pelicans for last spot in the play-in tournament.
San Antonio had both DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray back in the starting lineup, who combed in for 37 points on Monday. But it wasn’t enough nearly enough to slow down the Jazz. The Spurs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games and 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games. Additionally, they are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.
Player Prop: Keldon Johnson O11.5 points (+100)
For the Spurs to snap their losing streak on Wednesday night, they are going to need to win the rebounding battle and get a better performance from Keldon Johnson. The second-year forward from Kentucky struggled on Monday, producing six points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field in 25 minutes.
Johnson’s low point total was more so a mirage and not something we should expect going forward. In the Spurs’ last 10 games, he's averaging 13.8 points per game on 50% shooting from the field. Within those 10 contests, Johnson has scored at least 10 or more points eight times. Along those same lines, he has gone over his prop (11.5 points) in four out of the Spurs last five games.
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