Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors, in the Vivint Smart Home Arena, the last home game for Jazz, this game is important, losing at home against the Warriors would lower the performance of the players during the playoffs. Golden State Warriors arrives at Utah home with several major players injured, but they are already qualified for the playoffs.
Utah Jazz: Clinched playoff spot
In Utah Jazz fans sleep peacefully, as everyone knows that the team will be in the playoffs and will surely show their best game. But now what matters is to close the regular season with a good record of victories at home. During the regular season, the Utah Jazz won 27 wins and 13 losses, the home ERA so far is 67.5%, slightly better compared to last year.
The Utah Jazz defense has been doing a phenomenal job at home, they only allow 97.2 points on average, thanks to the good work of the defense, Utah Jazz is in second place in defensive efficiency in the NBA rankings, just below Boston Celtics . The visiting team will have trouble scoring points at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
102.3 points per game at home for the Utah Jazz is one of the best averages for the home team in recent years. The three pointers are over 35% effective, 46.30% field goal, 76.8% free throw and 43.45 rebounds per game at home. This season they already won against the Warriors at home, January 30, 129-99 a resounding victory.
Golden State Warriors: Relaxed but they do not want to lose
The Warriors have been plagued by injuries, but fortunately before suffering so many injuries, the team already had a place in the playoffs. The dominance of the Warriors is unquestionable, this season they have won 58 games and have only lost 31 games, the effectiveness of the warriors is over 71.6%, it is one of the biggest in the league.
On the road the Warriors have won 29 out of 40 games, 72.3% away from home. The team is scoring an average of 114.7 points, but against the defense in the top 5 of the defensive ranking they only score less than 105 points on the road. The injured players are Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala and Boucher (just to name the most important).
This game will be dominated by Utah Jazz, of that I am sure, the Warriors are powerful in the first and third quarter, but that is only at home and with all the players healthy, at this moment they have many offensive problems and the lack of Curry affects to the whole team. The Utah Jazz players are healthy and want to win against the Warriors at home again.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors today on 10/4/2018 is: Take the Utah Jazz -8.5 (spread)
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