The Utah Jazz will get a real test as to how good they are as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in a TNT televised game. The Jazz beat Dallas on Saturday and then blew out Miami on Monday. The Jazz have had some nice winning streaks this season but they still haven’t been consistent. “We had a great game in Dallas. We came back (Monday) and had the same intensity, same focus and did a great job of sharing the ball,” forward Carlos Boozer said. “We had (28) assists, nine turnovers, which is phenomenal … against a good defensive team like that. And we just had fun, man. We’re trying to build off of what we did in Dallas and keep it moving.”
This game is a pick with a total of 195 at SBG Global.
Usually the Jazz have followed great play with poor play so it will be interesting to see if they can keep this mini-streak alive. They are facing a Cleveland team that has a 30-10 record, with 15 wins in their last 18 games. They have excelled on the road going 16-7 straight up and 14-9 against the spread. Cleveland is 4th in the NBA betting league on defense and 12th in the league on offense. LeBron James is averaging more than 29 points per game and Cleveland is considered the top team in the Eastern Conference.
Utah is 21-17 overall with much of their success coming at home. The Jazz are 13-7 at home this season versus the NBA pointspread. Utah is 15th in the league in scoring and a surprising 8th in defense. They are led by the duo of Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer.
The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Western Conference. The Cavaliers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. the Northwest Division. The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah.
The Jazz are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NBA betting games overall. The Jazz are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Central. The Jazz are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games.
The Over is 3-1-1 in the Cavaliers last 5 vs. the Northwest. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Utah between the Cavaliers and Jazz.