The Utah Jazz may be one of the best teams in the NBA at 23-9, but the San Antonio Spurs won’t look back for anyone. While the former Dynastic club are a mediocre 14-18, they have been in tears lately. They have won their last three games and have averaged 133.6 points per game. The Jazz are not the Kings, Pistons or Clippers. They’ll give Spurs more time than they’ve had during this recent streak of mini wins. Either way, San Antonio is no joke.
Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs odds tonight
According to WynnBet, Jazz are 7-point favorites for a win tonight, and -300 points favorite on the silver line. Spurs are a +240 money line outsider.
The over / under is currently at 228.5.
Starting lineup of Utah Jazz
With Donovan Mitchell sidelined with low back strain, look for Joe Ingles to take his place in the starting lineup. He will be surrounded by the usual actors of Mike Conley, Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
In addition to Mitchell’s devastating defeat, Jazz will be deprived of Udoka Azubuike (sprained right ankle) and Malik Fitts (sprained right shoulder).
Prediction Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs
There was a temptation to predict a Spurs upset for this competition. They’ve been hot lately, and with Donovan Mitchell on the shelf, these Utah Jazz won‘t be the force their fans expect.
Unfortunately for the Spurs, Dejounte Murray has entered NBA health and safety protocols. He has comfortably been Spurs’ best player this season. Losing him likely dampens any advantage Spurs had in Mitchell’s absence.
With this logic, the safe money stays with the best team to win. The Jazz enjoy the luxury of having Joe Ingles in their second unit. He can replace any Jazz starter not named Rudy Gobert and allow Quin Snyder to deploy five starting caliber players.
This one may be competitive, but Jazz should be heavily favored before getting started.
Prediction: Jazz 115, Spurs 108
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Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs TV Channel
Spurs fans should check out KENS for this contest, while Utah Jazz loyalists will find it on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain as usual.
Utah Jazz program and next game
The Jazz will have a day off before another road competition with the Portland Trail Blazers on December 29. They will return home to welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves on New Years Eve.
They ring in 2022 against the mighty Golden State Warriors on New Years Day. They will then face the New Orleans Pelicans on January 3 and the Denver Nuggets on January 5.