NBA Free Betting Pick – Thursday February 27th, 2016

This month I’m taking a look at the NBA match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz.

San Antonio Spurs (48-9) @ Utah Jazz (28-28)

Overview: The San Antonio Spurs are currently 48-9, good for the 2nd seed in the Western Conference playoffs race, 3.5 games behind the leading Warriors. The Spurs have won 3 in a row and 9 of their last 10 games after a 108-92 victory at the Sacramento Kings last night. The team shot 51.8% from the field, 80% from the free throw line, and 42.1% from the 3 point line. Starting point guard Tony Parker led the team in scoring with 23 points. He also had 6 assists and 3 rebounds. He shot 11 of 17 from the field and 1 of 3 from the 3 point line. Starting small forward Kawhi Leonard tallied 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals. He was 5 of 16 from the field, 6 of 6 from the free throw line, and 2 of 5 from the 3 point line. Starting shooting guard Danny Green notched 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. He was 6 of 9 from the field and 4 of 7 from the 3 point line. Backup small forward Kyle Anderson came off the bench to contribute 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. He was 7 of 8 from the field. Backup power forward David West chipped in with 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals. He shot 5 of 8 from the field. Tonight is their 30th road game of the season. They are 20-9 on the road this season. Tonight is their 11th game versus a Northwest division opponent. This season they are 9-1 versus Northwest division opponents. Tonight is the 2nd game of a back to back. They are 11-0 in the 2nd game so far this season. Tonight is the 7th game of a 8 game road trip. They are 5-1 on their current road trip. Their next game is Saturday at the Houston Rockets. The Utah Jazz are currently 28-28 and own the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoffs race, 1 game behind the Mavericks for the 7th and a half game ahead of the Houston Rockets. The Jazz have won 2 of their last 3 games after a 117-114 overtime victory at home versus the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The team shot 51.4% from the field, 81.6% from the free throw line, and 41.7% from the 3 point line from the free throw line. Starting small forward Gordon Hayward led the team in scoring with 28 points. He also had 7 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 6 of 7 from the field, 13 of 15 from the free throw line, and 3 of 4 from the 3 point line. Starting power forward Derrick Favors tallied a double-double as he poured in 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. He also had 3 blocks, 2 assists, and 2 steals. He was 7 of 13 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line. Starting shooting guard Rodney Hood contributed with 18 points, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds. He was 6 of 10 from the field, 3 of 4 from the free throw line, and 3 of 6 from the 3 point line. Starting point guard Shelvin Mack chipped in with 17 points and 2 assists. He shot 5 of 11 from the field, 6 of 8 from the free throw line, and 1 of 4 from the 3 point line. Backup point guard Trey Burke came off the bench to score 15  points and grab 2 rebounds. He was 6 of 11 from the field and 3 of 6 from the 3 point line. Tonight is their 30th home game of the season. They are 19-10 at home so far this season. Tonight is their 13th game versus a Southwest division opponent. This season they are 5-7 versus Southwest division opponents. Tonight is the 2nd game of a 3 game home stand. Their next game is Saturday at home versus the Brooklyn Nets.

San Antonio was victorious in their first 2 meetings with Utah this season. Tonight is the last meeting of the season between the Spurs and the Jazz.

Prediction: 30 of the last 31 Spurs’ wins have been by a margin of 4 or more points. Make it 31 of 32 tonight.

Play: Spurs -3 (Bet365)

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