Utah Jazz fans should pray, knock on wood, cross their fingers, or just do whatever they like for good fortune. Rudy Gobert’s availability is in question for tonight’s game with the Golden State Warriors. In all likelihood, they will need him to emerge victorious.

After all, these Warriors (33-13) are one of the best teams in the NBA. Of course, the Jazz too (30-16). Both teams have struggled lately. The Jazz finally snapped a four-game losing streak after beating the Detroit Pistons. Meanwhile, the Warriors don’t look the same without Draymond Green.

They struggled to defeat a rebuilding Houston Rockets team on Friday night, eventually emerging after a Curry buzzer beater. On the other hand, if we use the ability to beat the Rockets as a proxy, the Jazz are in trouble. They recently launched a competition for them.

Like we said: do what you can to show off Rudy Gobert’s good health for this game.

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors odds tonight

According to WynnBet, the Warriors are the 5-point favorites to win tonight’s game and the -200-point favorites on the Money Line. The Jazz are favorites at +165 points.

The over/under is currently set at 221.0 points.

Utah Jazz starting lineup

We know Donovan Mitchell won’t be available, and we don’t know if we should wait for Rudy Gobert or not. He played despite his ankle injury in Utah’s last game, so we expect a starting lineup consisting of Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert.

Utah Jazz Injury Report

As mentioned, Mitchell will remain sitting within league concussion protocols. Gobert (ankle) is questionable and Bojan Bogdanovic too. Hassan Whiteside (conditioned) should be on the sidelines, as should Trent Forrest.

Prediction Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors

Remember when we mentioned using each team’s recent contests with the Houston Rockets as a proxy for tonight’s prediction? That’s basically our methodology for predicting this game.

None of these teams are exactly where they would like to be. They both struggled in the absence of key players as well. Still, it should be noted that while the Warriors struggled to defeat the lottery-bound Rockets, the Jazz lost outright to them. With Rudy Gobert, no less.

WynnBet’s odds are probably worth considering for this game. If Gobert is available, it’s anyone’s competition (although we still pick the Warriors).

If he isn’t, it’s hard to imagine the Jazz coming away with a win.

Prediction: Warriors 121, Jazz 116

Make your choice now at WynnBet

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors TV Channel

California fans can catch that game on NBC Sports Bay Area, while Utah fans should tune in to AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Utah Jazz schedule and next game

The Jazzmen won’t have much time to rest, as they face the league-leading Phoenix Suns tomorrow night. Then it’s a rematch with the Suns on Jan. 26.

After that game, they face the Memphis Grizzlies on January 28. They face the Timberwolves on February 30, the Nuggets on February 2 and the Brooklyn Nets on February 4.