Prediction: Utah [email protected] San Antonio Spurs
- Title : Prediction: Utah [email protected] San Antonio Spurs
The Utah Jazz play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday in a crucial game to determine the eighth and ninth seed in the West. The Spurs need to win to have any chance of the play-in tournament.
Spurs need to win
The Spurs will make the play-in tournament this weekend if they win on Thursday. They will also need a few other results to go their way. They need a combined two losses from Phoenix, Portland or Memphis to get the ninth seed. They need a Memphis loss, a Phoenix loss and a Portland loss plus a win against the Jazz to move to eighth.
The Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 123-105 without James Harden. The Spurs got excellent production from Keldon Johnson's 24 points and 11 rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan had 23 points.
The Jazz haven't been great in the Orlando bubble, but they've been able to put up the occasional win. They have, however, lost their last three games, and five of their last six, including a 122-114 loss to Dallas in the previous game.
Spurs have not played boring basketball at all in the bubble. They have actually been sensational driving offense from one end to the other end to put up basket. Jazz defense will have many holes too. This, what I believe could have the pace of a top noch game and eventually will see the points total heading over. Over 229 points a really good value. 1.90 on Betfair.
My prediction: + 229.5 Total points