Saturday, August 13 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Utah Jazz were the heavy favorites here for a reason. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Oklahoma City Thunder 83-63 three quarters in.

Utah has been riding high on the performance of Rudy Gobert, who has posted a double-double on 19 rebounds and 13 points. One thing to keep an eye out for is Hassan Whiteside’s foul situation as he currently sits at five.

Oklahoma City hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer.

Who’s Playing

Oklahoma City @ Utah

What to Know

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t won a matchup against the Utah Jazz since Aug. 1 of last year, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Wednesday. The Thunder and Utah are opening their 2021-2022 seasons against one another at 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena. Last year was nothing to brag about for Oklahoma City (22-50), so the team is looking forward to a new start. On the other hand, Utah is coming off of a 52-20 season with hopes of advancing further than the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Los Angeles Clippers 131-119 in game six.

A couple last-season stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Oklahoma City could only manage to knock down 44.10% of their shots, making them second worst in the league in field goal percentage. Utah’s defense has more to brag about, as they they held their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44.70%, good for second in the league.

Since the experts predict a defeat, the Thunder will need to dig deep. Perhaps they’ll be able to flip the script and come out with a big victory.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $13.18

Odds

The Jazz are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Jazz, as the game opened with the Jazz as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Oklahoma City have won 18 out of their last 28 games against Utah.

  • May 14, 2021 – Utah 109 vs. Oklahoma City 93
  • Apr 13, 2021 – Utah 106 vs. Oklahoma City 96
  • Dec 28, 2020 – Utah 110 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Aug 01, 2020 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Utah 94
  • Dec 09, 2019 – Oklahoma City 104 vs. Utah 90
  • Oct 23, 2019 – Utah 100 vs. Oklahoma City 95
  • Mar 11, 2019 – Oklahoma City 98 vs. Utah 89
  • Feb 22, 2019 – Oklahoma City 148 vs. Utah 147
  • Dec 22, 2018 – Oklahoma City 107 vs. Utah 106
  • Dec 10, 2018 – Oklahoma City 122 vs. Utah 113
  • Apr 27, 2018 – Utah 96 vs. Oklahoma City 91
  • Apr 25, 2018 – Oklahoma City 107 vs. Utah 99
  • Apr 23, 2018 – Utah 113 vs. Oklahoma City 96
  • Apr 21, 2018 – Utah 115 vs. Oklahoma City 102
  • Apr 18, 2018 – Utah 102 vs. Oklahoma City 95
  • Apr 15, 2018 – Oklahoma City 116 vs. Utah 108
  • Dec 23, 2017 – Oklahoma City 103 vs. Utah 89
  • Dec 20, 2017 – Oklahoma City 107 vs. Utah 79
  • Dec 05, 2017 – Oklahoma City 100 vs. Utah 94
  • Oct 21, 2017 – Utah 96 vs. Oklahoma City 87
  • Mar 11, 2017 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Utah 104
  • Feb 28, 2017 – Oklahoma City 109 vs. Utah 106
  • Jan 23, 2017 – Oklahoma City 97 vs. Utah 95
  • Dec 14, 2016 – Utah 109 vs. Oklahoma City 89
  • Mar 24, 2016 – Oklahoma City 113 vs. Utah 91
  • Dec 13, 2015 – Oklahoma City 104 vs. Utah 98
  • Dec 11, 2015 – Oklahoma City 94 vs. Utah 90
  • Nov 23, 2015 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Utah 89

Injury Report for Utah

  • Trent Forrest: Out (Concussion)
  • Rudy Gay: Out (Heel)

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

No Injury Information

Source: CBSSports.com

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