Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Sunday January 18, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (14-26) Utah Jazz of the Western Conference Northwest Division makes the trip from Salt Lake City to the Lone Star State. Utah will play the (25-16) San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest in 2015 Basketball action. The teams will play at AT&T Center in suburban San Antonio, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes the Utah Jazz needs a few more lottery selections before they become relevant. San Antonio is playing just as well as they have to, but we are at the midway point of the season. The betting line has San Antonio as an eleven-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the total is 196 for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers at the halfway point of the season on Friday Night January 16th by nine points at Energy Solutions Arena. Second-year point guard Trey Burke poured in twenty points in the victory. The Jazz will stay on the road after Sunday’s game in South Texas, at Cleveland on the 21st and the next night they play in Milwaukee. Forward Gordon Heyward is the team’s leading scorer averaging a little over 19 points per game and steals at two per contest. Utah is 5-2 ATS their last seven against the World Champion Spurs. The betting odds under the total is 5-0 Utah last five against a team with a winning home record. The Utah Jazz are 3-2 their last five NBA Expert Point Spread Betting Picks on the road staying under the betting odds total in all five. Utah is scoring nearly ninety-seven points and allowing opponents nearly 100 on average. Utah beat San Antonio back on December 9th of this season 100-94 at home. The key to a Jazz win is to make transition buckets and feed the post to Derrick Favors. Utah must make it into a half-court contest.
The 2015 San Antonio Spurs have won four of five straight up, including an 110-96 home victory against a very good Portland team on Friday January 16th. San Antonio has their most versatile player back in the line-up. Forward Kawhi Leonard is was out with a wrist injury, the rising star is the team leader in scoring and steals. Future Hall of Famers Tim Duncan is grabbing a little over ten rebounds per contest and two blocks shots per game. San Antonio is 4-0 ATS their last four on Sunday’s. The Spurs are 0-4 Against The Spread their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. The betting odds over the total is 20-8 the last twenty-eight meetings between the teams in the Lone Star State. The San Antonio Spurs are 3-2-1 Against The Point Spread their last six at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under three. San Antonio is a better team than Utah, but they can’t take them lightly. San Antonio is in fourth place in their division only four games out of first.
Free Pick: San Antonio-11.