Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s game in the NBA. Winners of 6 games in a row the Utah Jazz head to Washington to take on the Wizards. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Not only are the Jazz winning right now, but they are also doing it in dominant fashion. Two nights ago they beat the Philadelphia 76ers by 22 points on the road and prior to that they beat Minnesota by 32 points. Donovan Mitchell has gone nuclear during this win streak from downtown, he is averaging almost 5 three pointers made in his last 4 games and has scored 30 or more points in 4 of his last 5 games. Rudy Gobert also had a massive night against Joel Embiid with 17 points and 21 rebounds to give Utah their 9th road win of the season. They will look to extend their win streak vs a team they’ve beaten 8 times in the last 10 meetings, however they have covered just once in their last 5 vs the Wizards.
Washington needed overtime to beat the Detroit Pistons 119-116 on Wednesday. Kyle Kuzma led the way with 26 points and the winning three-point buzzer beater to help the Wizards end a 3-game losing streak. Bradley Beal also had 25 points on solid efficiency, however the defense of the Wizards wasn’t all that impressive as they allowed the Pistons to shoot 54% from three-point land. Still, their fans will take the win as they’ve been struggling quite a lot lately covering in just 2 of their last 10 games. They return home where they’ve won 14 of their last 18 games, but against the Jazz they are only 1-4 ATS in their last 5 played there.
The average margin of victory for the Jazz during their current win streak is 17.6 points per game, only the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to come close as the Jazz beat them by just 1 point. The other 5 teams all lost by more than 5 points, which is the spread in tonight’s game. I’m feeling really good about the Jazz in this one, so I’m backing them to cover here as well.
Washington Wizards – Utah Jazz Predictions & Odds
Utah -5.0 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring is not an issue when these two teams square off. They are averaging 222.6 points per game in their last 10 meetings with 6 of those games going over the total. Their 3 most recent games have all gone over and a whopping 249 points per game were averaged in those 3 games. Washington games have been trending towards the over for a while now with 5 of the last 7 cashing on that bet. Utah’s brilliance on offense has also landed the over 5 times in their last 6 games and bettors have made quite a lot of money during that stretch. Donovan Mitchell is on fire and nobody can stop him, I expect yet another 30+ point performance as he matches up with Bradley Beal. Utah is number 1 in the entire NBA in offensive rating this season, in their last 3 games they are averaging 121 points per game. Washington is at 110.5 per game at home, so I think it’s a good idea to back the over here.
Over 218.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365