The Golden State Warriors play host to the Utah Jazz at the Chase Center on Friday night. The Utah Jazz have been in a slump as they’ve lost five of their last seven overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting stopped by the lowly Pistons in a 125-116 loss on Wednesday.
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Malik Beasley drained eight 3-pointers to lead the team with 29 points, 11 rebounds and five assists off the bench, Jordan Clarkson added 24 points while Collin Sexton tallied 17 points with 12 assists. As a team, the Jazz shot 49 percent from the field and 18 of 41 from the 3-point line, but they didn’t match the intensity of the Pistons to start the game and were always in trouble after allowing 66 points in the first half.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in great shape as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after routing the Clippers in a 124-107 home win on Wednesday. Andrew Wiggins led the team with 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting, Stephen Curry added 22 points with nine assists while Klay Thompson chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 49 percent from the field and 19 of 51 from the 3-point line as they dominated the shorthanded Clippers right from the tipoff and never looked in doubt after outscored the Clippers by 66-47 in the first half. Jordan Poole had a night to forget as he scored just eight points on three of 15 shooting off the bench.
Looking at the betting trends, the Jazz are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Warriors are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win of more than 10 points and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall, the Jazz are 0-3-1 ATS in the last four meetings in Golden State and the Jazz are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Jazz are still shorthanded as Rudy Gay and Mike Conley are still out, while the Warriors are just about at full strength for this one. The Jazz have really gone off the boil after a hot start to the season and their confidence took a major hit after losing to the lowly Pistons on Wednesday despite Beasley draining eight 3-pointers. The Warriors are finally starting to get hot with six wins in their last nine and they dominated the Clippers in their last outing. The Jazz are cold at the moment and they are only 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings, so I’ll stick with the Warriors to get the job done at home.