Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz Prediction, Odds, Lines, Team Props – NBA, Dec. 22

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Dec 22, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Jazz (18-16) are -6.5 favorites vs. the Wizards (12-20)
  • Total (Over/Under): 229.5 points
  • Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 9:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on SportsNet RM & NBCS-DC+

The Washington Wizards visit Vivint Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:00pm EST in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -6.5 (-105).

The Wizards vs Jazz Over/Under is 230.5 total points for the game.

So far this NBA season, the Wizards are 13-18 against the spread, while the Jazz are 19-15 against the spread.


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Wizards vs. Jazz Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Washington Wizards+6.5 -115O 230.5 -110+185
Utah Jazz -6.5 -105U 230.5 -110-225

Jazz vs Wizards Prediction for Tonight’s Game:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Jazz will win Thursday‘s game with 64.8% confidence.

Based on recent against-the-spread (ATS) trends, the model predicts the Jazz will cover the spread for Thursday‘s game with 51.3% confidence.

These predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Wizards and Jazz, plus recent team & player performances and defensive & offensive matchups over the last several NBA games.


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  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 39 games (+19.95 Units / 46% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 1H Game Total Over in 16 of their last 21 games (+11.60 Units / 50% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have covered the 4Q Spread in 45 of their last 76 games (+10.99 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 4Q Moneyline in 34 of their last 58 games (+10.62 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 32 away games (+8.69 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 33 of their last 49 games (+14.60 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 34 of their last 54 games (+12.20 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 3Q Spread in 23 of their last 33 games (+12.08 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have hit the 1H Moneyline in 55 of their last 92 games (+11.60 Units / 6% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 2Q Spread in 52 of their last 91 games (+9.23 Units / 9% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Wizards have gone 13-18 (-6.85 Units / -19.43% ROI).

  • 12-20 against the Moneyline (-7.7 Units / -18.9% ROI)
  • 15-17 against the Over for game total points (-3.7 Units / -10.51% ROI)
  • 17-15 against the Under for game total points (+0.5 Units / 1.42% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Jazz have gone 19-15 (+2.5 Units / 6.68% ROI).

  • 18-16 against the Moneyline (+0.65 Units / 1.27% ROI)
  • 18-16 against the Over for game total points (+0.4 Units / 1.07% ROI)
  • 16-18 against the Under for game total points (-3.8 Units / -10.16% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the 4Q Moneyline in 29 of their last 87 games (-43.08 Units / -39% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the 4Q Spread in 34 of their last 92 games (-30.78 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the Moneyline in 41 of their last 84 games (-30.00 Units / -12% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the 2H Moneyline in 40 of their last 90 games (-29.54 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 18 of their last 53 games (-21.74 Units / -36% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 30 of their last 83 games (-28.50 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only covered the Spread in 27 of their last 77 games (-24.65 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only hit the 2Q Moneyline in 31 of their last 83 games (-20.11 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only hit the 1H Moneyline in 30 of their last 83 games (-19.60 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only covered the 1H Spread in 32 of their last 83 games (-18.95 Units / -21% ROI)

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Washington Wizards: Keys to the Game vs. the Utah Jazz

The Wizards are 27-38 (.415) when allowing 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .457

The Wizards are 33-48 (.407) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent since the start of the 2020-21 season — 10th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .455

The Wizards are 17-31 (.354) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .494

The Wizards are 11-22 (.333) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2021-22 season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .480

Utah Jazz: Keys to the Game vs. the Washington Wizards

The Jazz are 24-8 (.750) when their opponent attempts fewer than 15 free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .511

The Jazz are 52-8 (.867) when shooting 40% or better from three since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .731

The Jazz are 56-21 (.727) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .543

The Jazz are 91-27 (.771) when winning the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 8th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .697

Injury Report: Jazz vs. WizardsThursday‘s Game, Dec. 22

  • Kelly Olynyk (Jazz): Olynyk is out for Thursday’s (Dec. 22) game against Washington.
  • Collin Sexton (Jazz): Sexton is questionable for Thursday’s (Dec. 22) game against Washington.
  • Delon Wright (Wizards): The Wizards announced that Wright will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Wizards): Porzingis is questionable for Thursday’s (Dec. 22) game against Utah.
  • Rui Hachimura (Wizards): Hachimura is considered week-to-week, according to Ava Wallace of The Washington Post.

Washington Wizards Offensive Stats & Trends

The Wizards have made 9.9 three-pointers per game on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Wizards have made 10.4 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Wizards are shooting 28% from three (48/172) on the road this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 36%

The Wizards have 21.5 free throw attempts per game this season — tied for 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 23.4

Utah Jazz Offensive Stats & Trends

The Jazz have made 15.5 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.5

The Jazz have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.7 (72 assists/ 27 TOs) in close and late situations this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.6

The Jazz have made 14.6 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2021-22 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Jazz have averaged 117.5 points per game (5,404 points/46 games) at home since the start of the 2021-22 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.3

Washington Wizards Defensive Stats & Trends

The Wizards have averaged 5.9 steals per game (82 steals/14 games) this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.4

The Wizards have averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (500 rebounds/14 games) this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.2

The Wizards have blocked 486 shots since the start of the 2021-22 season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Wizards have averaged 6.4 steals per game (313 steals/49 games) at home since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

Utah Jazz Defensive Stats & Trends

The Jazz have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (3,403 rebounds/97 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Jazz have averaged 36.2 defensive rebounds per game (6,112 rebounds/169 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Jazz have averaged 7.9 steals per game (119 steals/15 games) this season — 10th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.4

The Jazz have averaged 5.0 blocks per game (851 blocks/169 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 9th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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