The Utah Jazz (7-3) welcome the Brooklyn Nets (4-5) to Vivint Smart Home Arena as they try to continue their five-game home winning streak. The game begins at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 217 points with Utah opening as a 6.5-point favorite.
Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz Betting Prediction
In the Nets’ last matchup, they were thoroughly outplayed by the Phoenix Suns, 138-112, and were not able to cover as 3-point underdogs. The combined points for the game (250) came in well over the projected point total of 231. Phoenix’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Brooklyn. The Suns had a rate of 6.1 (better than their season average of 14.1), while the Nets posted a mark of 14.7. DeAndre Jordan played well for Brooklyn, recording 16 points and 12 rebounds.
The Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors in their last matchup, 122-108, easily covering as 2-point favorites. The combined points for the game (230) came in over the O/U total of 217.5. Utah was effective at getting and making free throws. The Jazz made 26 of their 32 free throws (81.3 percent), while the Warriors were just 8-14 (57.1 percent). Rudy Gobert led Utah in scoring with 25 points on 11-for-12 shooting from the field.
The Jazz won both meetings against the Nets last season. In the most recent matchup, Utah won 114-98. The Jazz had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 13.8) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.411).
Brooklyn holds records of 4-5 straight up (SU) and 3-6 against the spread (ATS). Of the Nets’ nine games, five have finished over the O/U total.
Utah is 7-3 SU, but they have trouble covering the spread (3-6 ATS). Unlike Brooklyn, Jazz games have a tendency to go under the total (88.9 percent).
It might be a tough game for Utah on the offensive glass. The Jazz rank 28th in offensive rebounding percentage (22.4 percent), while Brooklyn ranks fifth in defensive rebounding percentage (76.4 percent) dating back to the 2018-19 season. This contest should be a showdown of opposite styles. The up-tempo Nets rank second in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Jazz rank 29th.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz Odds Pick
Free Prediction: ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under
Each team is strong when keeping the opposition to under 100 points, as Utah is 27-5 and Brooklyn is 13-1.
The Jazz are 55-22 when they reach 100 points, while the Nets are 46-37.
Brooklyn ranks second in points in the paint per game (49.3) while Utah ranks 28th (48.9).
The Nets rank fourth in second chance points per game (13.9) while the Jazz rank 28th (12.7).
Brooklyn ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (36.0) while Utah ranks 25th (33.6).
The Jazz rank eighth in steals allowed per game (8.4) while the Nets rank 27th (8.0).
Brooklyn ranks second in rebounds per game (46.5) while Utah ranks 21st (46.1).
The Jazz rank third in blocks allowed per game (4.7) while the Nets rank 18th (5.4).
Brooklyn ranks 15th in points off turnovers per game (15.7) while Utah ranks 25th (16.4).
The Jazz rank second in fast break points allowed per game (11.3) while the Nets rank 12th (11.9).
Utah ranks first in assists allowed per game (21.0) while Brooklyn ranks ninth (23.8).