Jazz vs. Thunder Prediction on February 23, 2023
The Utah Jazz will host the Oklahoma City Thunder in the men’s basketball 2022-23 NBA regular season in the first match of both sides following an All-Star weekend. The encounter will start at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 23, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah).
The Utah Jazz will start as the home favorites against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, it’s expected by the best betting sites for the NBA to be a close contest. The current form of the Jazz As they play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Utah Jazz will look to build some momentum. They are currently in the bottom six of the Western Conference standings and would like to improve by winning more games. They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies by a score of 111-117 in their most recent game. The Jazz have won only two of their last five home games. They are currently averaging 117.5 points. They made 36.4% of their 3-point attempts and shot 47.4% overall. The Jazz’s free-throw success rate is 80.3%. The fourth-best NBA offense belongs to them, who have an adjusted offensive rating of 117.9. In each game, the Jazz gave away 116.6 points. They had 6.4 steals, 4.9 blocks, and 44.7 rebounds on average per game. With an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 116.9, Utah’s defense is ranked fifth worst. In their last home game thus far, they were severely defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves. They were outscored by 118 to 143. By completing some important deals, the Jazz have dramatically altered their team composition. Russell Westbrook was obtained by them from the Lakers. In their matchup with the Timberwolves, the Jazz were looked to be struggling and lacking on both ends of the court. The latest results of the Jazz: • Lost from the Grizzlies 111-117 • Won against the Pacers 123-117 • Lost from the Knicks 120-126 • Won against the Raptors 122-116 • Lost from the Timberwolves 118 -143 The current form of the Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder’s last game before All-star week against the Houston Rockets featured a strong comeback attempt. With a record of 28-29, the Thunder are now 10th in the Western Conference and haven’t played well this year. They defeated the Rockets by a score of 133-96 in the most recent game we mentioned. Three of the Thunder’s previous five away games have ended in victories. They’ve scored 117.9 points per game on average so far. They made 36.4% of their 3-point attempts and 47.1% of their field goals. The Thunder’s free throw success rate is 80.3%. They are rated 14th in overall offense with an adjusted offensive rating of 114.6. As of right now, the Thunder are allowing 116.6 points per game. They played with 43.7 rebounds, 8.3 steals, and 4.9 blocks per game on average. Oklahoma City is ranked 10th overall and has a defense rating of 113.3. In their last away game thus far, they battled it out with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Thunder were able to secure the victory with a score of 129-128 after the game was close throughout. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder to victory with a game-high 44 points, and Josh Giddey added 19 more. The latest results of the Thunder: • Won against the Rockets 133-96 • Lost from the Pelicans 100-103 • Won against the Blazers 138-129 • Won against the Lakers 133-130 • Lost to the Warriors 114-141 Head-to-head encounters Throughout the NBA regular season, these two clubs have faced off 198 times. With 112 victories, the Thunder are better. Utah earned 86 victories. If we look at the last seven official meetings, the Jazz won each of them.
Utah will likely benefit from being a host. Both teams are rebuilding their squads through large trades, which will have a big impact on how well they play. The Jazz will have an advantage in this game when taking into account both the overall performances of both teams and the home-court advantage. We recommend betting on the handicap of -3 on the Jazz at odds of 1.91 on BetUS.
Results of the forecast
Successful forecast. Jazz vs. Thunder 120:119
Frequently Asked Questions
The odds of the win of the Jazz are 1.65 on 22bet.
The odds of the win of the Thunder are 2.24 on Highbet.