The Washington Wizards (12-20) head over to Vivint Arena on Thursday night to take on the Utah Jazz (18-14). Washington heads into this game hoping for some momentum, as on Tuesday, it finally snapped a 10-game losing streak, beating the Phoenix Suns 113-110. On the other side, Utah was victorious in its last contest as the Jazz knocked off the Detroit Pistons 126-111 on Tuesday. Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is out for Utah, while Collin Sexton (hamstring) is listed as questionable. Kristaps Porzingis (illness) and Deni Avdija (back) are questionable for Washington.
Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET from Salt Lake City. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Jazz as a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Wizards vs. Jazz odds. The over/under for total points scored is set at 230.5. Before making any Jazz vs. Wizards picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Wizards vs. Jazz and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Jazz:
- Wizards vs. Jazz spread: Utah -6.5
- Wizards vs. Jazz Over-Under: 230.5 points
- Wizards vs. Jazz money line: Utah -250, Washington +205
- WASH: Wizards are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games
- UTAH: Jazz is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points
- Wizards vs. Jazz picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Jazz can cover
Utah has been effective on the offensive end throughout the season, and the Jazz have multiple scorers and playmakers across the floor. They are ranked fourth in the league in scoring (116.9), eighth in 3-point percentage (37), and ninth in assists (26.4). Forward Lauri Markkanen is a very mobile and versatile scoring threat for Utah. Markkanen owns a smooth jumper from mid-range and 3-point land, shooting 44% from downtown.
The Arizona product is leading the team in scoring (22.8) with 8.2 rebounds per game. Markkanen has scored 30-plus in two of his last four, and in his last outing, he dropped 38 points, five rebounds, and went 9 of 13 from 3-point land. Forward Jarred Vanderbilt is another athletic and lengthy presence in the frontcourt. The Kentucky product logs 8.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, and on Dec. 20, he finished with 18 points, 13 boards, and six assists.
Why the Wizards can cover
Guard Bradley Beal is an athletic three-level scorer. Beal has the ball-handling ability to break down the defense and attack the lane. The three-time All-Star showcases his explosiveness at the rim with a knack for drawing fouls. Beal is averaging 23.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. The Florida product has logged 27-plus points and 13-plus free-throw attempts in back-to-back games.
Forward Kyle Kuzma is also having a solid campaign. Kuzma has been constantly cutting and leaking out in transition. The Utah product owns a reliable jumper and is relentless on the glass. Kuzma is putting up 21.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per contest. He’s scored 22-plus in three of his last four games. On Dec. 20, Kuzma finished with 29 points, six rebounds, and six dimes.
How to make Wizards vs. Jazz picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 235 points. The model also says one side hits 70% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Jazz vs. Wizards? And which side hits 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.