Basketball betting has what should be a very competitive game on Thursday between the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz.
Not many teams can go into Utah and win but the Spurs are one of them. The Spurs have won seven of their last ten against Utah and they are 7-3 against the NBA betting odds in those games.
Basketball betting has this game being televised on TNT on Thursday night. Last season the teams met just once in Utah and the Spurs came away with a 106-100 win in basketball betting. The Spurs swept the Jazz in three games last year and covered the basketball betting odds in each game. The Spurs won 105-99 and 119-94 in San Antonio. The last four meetings between the two teams have all gone over the basketball betting total.
The Spurs look like a solid contender in the Western Conference this season. They have a strong starting rotation led by Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. The San Antonio offense has been solid to start the season as they are near the top 10 in points scored as basketball betting statistics indicated. They are also right about Top 10 in fewest points allowed. Richard Jefferson was a huge addition for San Antonio and he puts them into the discussion as the best team in the Western Conference behind the Lakers. San Antonio has proven in the past they can win an NBA title and might be a challenger to Los Angeles this season.
The Jazz have not started strongly this basketball betting season. They even lost at home to the Houston Rockets in NBA betting. Utah didn’t do anything in the off-season to improve and they do not look as good as a year ago. Deron Williams is still a great guard and Carlos Boozer is a solid forward but Utah is not playing any defense this NBA betting season and that is not the way to win. Utah’s offense is near the Top 10 in the league but their defense is near the bottom of the league as basketball betting statistics have it. That has meant some high scoring games in basketball betting for Utah. It has not meant a lot of basketball betting pointspread wins though for the Jazz. This game against San Antonio could be high scoring in basketball betting considering the last four games between the two have gone over the NBA betting total.