- What: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz
- Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
- Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
- Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area, ATTSN-RM, NBA League Pass
With no NBA games taking place on Thanksgiving, the Friday after the holiday is packed, with 28 NBA teams in action on Friday of Week 6 of the 2023 season. In one of the late Western Conference contests, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors play host to the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz are 20 games into their 2023 season and sport a record of 12-8, which is good enough to put them second in the Northwest Division behind the Denver Nuggets. The team’s record has them in fourth place in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Golden State is 19 games into the 2023 NBA season. The team has a losing record at 9-10, which puts the club in the No. 4 spot in the Pacific Division behind the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and LA Clippers.
Before we dive into the betting breakdown for tonight’s NBA matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors, check out our guide to betting on the 2023 NBA Finals and our tips for betting on the NBA.
Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors picks – November 25, 2022
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Utah Jazz breakdown
The Utah Jazz opened the 2023 NBA season with three straight wins. The team then went 7-3 in its next 10 games. However, things have taken a turn for the worse for the club since the middle of November. Utah is 2-5 since November 12. The Jazz is coming off a 125-116 loss to the Detroit Pistons, who have one of the worst records in the NBA this season at 5-15. Lauri Markkanen leads the team in scoring with 22 points per game. He is also tops on the team in rebounds with 8.4 and minutes played at 33.3. Mike Conley is the Jazz leader in assists with 7.9. Kelly Olynyk leads the club in steals with 1.2 and Walker Kessler is the team leader in blocks with 1.5
Utah is one the highest-scoring teams in the NBA this season with an average of 117.4. However, the team’s scoring is not as strong on the road, where they average 114.2 points per game. As for the team’s defense, the Jazz are in the bottom half of the league in points allowed per game on the road with 114.8.
Golden State Warriors breakdown
The Golden State Warriors finished the 2022 NBA season as the NBA champs. With most of the club coming back for the 2023 season, the expectations were high for the Warriors. However, the team struggled to start the current season, opening the year with a record of 3-7. That run included a five-game losing skid between October 29 and November 4. The Warriors seem to have found their footing since then, going 6-3, but they still have yet to have a winning streak of more than two games. The Warriors are coming off a 124-107 win over the LA Clippers.
Steph Curry continues his run as one of the best players in the NBA. Curry currently leads the Warriors in points (31.6), rebounds (6.6), assists (7.2) and minutes (34.6). Andrew Wiggins leads the club in steals (1.4) and blocks (0.8). He is also second on the team in scoring with 19.1 points per game.
Golden State is the fifth-highest-scoring team at home for the 2023 NBA season with an average of 120.9 points per game. Golden State allows 109.9 points per game at home.
With Steph Curry scoring at more than 30 points per game and the depth of the Warriors team, it’s always hard to pick against them. It’s even harder to pick against them when they are playing at home at the Chase Center. The best bet for tonight’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors is to pick the Warriors to win.
Pick: Golden State Warriors to beat the Utah Jazz.
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