It's hard to blame the oddsmakers for having the Spurs as 11.5-point underdogs when you consider all the circumstances. San Antonio just gave up 131 points to the league's second-best offense and now faces the best in Utah. In the loss to Charlotte, the Spurs surrendered 18 made threes in 34 attempts.
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have won eight straight games overall and four straight over San Antonio. Last season, Utah swept the series by an average victory margin of 21 points per game.
Although a win is unlikely, the Spurs will have pride on the line in Utah on Friday. Although Donovan Mitchell will get his, the ones to watch are Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic, who both destroyed the Spurs last season. Bogdanovic, in particular, shot 70% against the Spurs in three games last season and scored 25.6 per.
San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 11.5 point underdogs against the Jazz.
Utah Jazz: -700
San Antonio Spurs: +500
The over/under for the matchup is 226. The Spurs are averaging 108.8 points per game while the Jazz are averaging 115.6.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Jazz Prediction
It's really hard to see any result but a Utah Jazz blowout happening Friday night. They're already a much more well-rounded roster and the Spurs are meeting them at their peak.
San Antonio can stay in this one by catching fire from deep and putting a much better effort into chasing Utah off the 3-point line, but then there are other weapons like Rudy Gobert to deal with. I'm afraid there's just too much for this roster to handle in Utah right now, so this one could get ugly.
Jazz 120, Spurs 102
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
The game will air on KENS and AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain. Tip off is set for 9 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs continue their road trip with three California games in five days.
Dec. 19 @ Sacramento
Dec. 20 @ LA Clippers
Dec. 23 @ Los Angeles Lakers