|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Oklahoma City Thunder, the top team in the Western Conference, will be playing tonight against the Utah Jazz.
The Thunder has a 34-11 record while the Jazz are 23-22 and half a game out of a playoff spot. The game will be at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Jazz are 17-6 at home while the Thunder is 15-7 on the road.
This is the third and final regular season matchup between these teams this year. Oklahoma City won both games earlier this year. This includes a 101-87 win on February 10 and a 111-85 win on February 14.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant is the second leading scorer in the NBA. He is getting 27.7 points per game. Teammate Russell Westbrook is fifth in the NBA with 24 per game. Serge Ibaka leads the NBA with 3.29 blocks per game. This is close to one block higher than his nearest competitor, Washington's JaVale McGee. James Harden is also consistently scoring double digits while off the bench.
The Utah Jazz has won three games in a row. These include a recent victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Al Jefferson was absent from the past two games in order to be at his grandmother's funeral. There are no reports yet on whether or not he will be playing against the Thunder. Jefferson leads the Jazz with 19 points in each game. Meanwhile, rookie Enes Kanter has experienced an increase in playing time in recent years. This included 17 points in 23 minutes on Sunday. Paul Millsap is also contributing a strong amount of support to the team with 16 points, nine rebounds and 1.9 steals in each game.
Although Oklahoma City has a strong record, they are only favored in basketball betting by 3 points for the game. The -3 line for the Thunder also includes a 204 over/under bet. There are no details available at this money on any moneyline bets that can be used for the game.