Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday Night November 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST.
The (5-10) Utah Jazz of the Western Conference Northwest division will make the journey from the Great Salt Lake to the largest city in the Sooner State to take on the (3-12) Oklahoma City Thunder also of the Northwest division in 2014 NBA action. They will play at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This Sports Handicapper believes Utah is a few years and high draft picks away from being contenders is the West. Oklahoma City will be noticeably better when All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook return from injuries. The Opening Betting Line has Oklahoma City as a 4′-point home favorite Against The Spread and the total is posted at 184′-points for Wednesday Night’s game.
2014-15 Utah Jazz crushed the depleted Thunder 98-81 back on November 18th and will be looking to make it two in a row over the prohibitive favorite in their division. Utah has lost three of their last four both straight up, and the under is 5-1 the last six times the team has played in Tornado Alley. Utah is 5-5 Against The Spread, going over the total four times and staying under six on 2014 NBA Basketball Expert Betting Predictions this season. Utah is not very efficient on offense; they have broken the century mark only three times this season and defense will be a story in this game. Utah will go as point guard Trey Burke goes, Utah doesn’t have a proven scorer but forward Gordon Heyward is their most efficient offensive player.
The 2014-15 Oklahoma City Thunder has lost their last six in a row and teams are pouring it on the injury riddled Thunder. The under has come in their last four at home, but that’s to be expected without tow of the best in the game. The under is 9-4 the last 13 times the teams have met. Oklahoma City is 4-2 Against The spread their last six at home, going over the total only once in the six at COOK. The key to a Thunder win is to play their signature defense and force turnovers, they still may be better than Utah without their stars; Oklahoma City should win going away.
Free Pick: Oklahoma City-4′.