[9:00 PM] Spurs @ Jazz

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Antonio Spurs (4-1)

@ Utah Jazz (3-2)


Current odds:

San Antonio Spurs: (-177)

Utah Jazz: (+159)


ESPN simulations have San Antonio as 58.1% favorites to win the game.

62% of sports bets are currently on San Antonio to win as (-177) favorites.

The San Antonio Spurs suffered a rare home loss earlier this week when outplayed by Utah and now attempt to gain a measure of revenge when they visit the Jazz on Friday. Utah lost 10 straight games in San Antonio before offseason acquisition George Hill scored 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 106-91 victory over the Spurs on Tuesday.

San Antonio hasn’t played since the lackluster defeat, a setback that was mighty discouraging to All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard.

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was even more dismayed with the poor effort against Utah than Leonard. “I thought we started out pretty unaggressively, for whatever reason,” Popovich told reporters. “They shot several uncontested shots.

Point guard was a huge weakness for Utah last season, so Hill was acquired from the Indiana Pacers to shore up the position and he has scored 18 or more points in each game while averaging 21.4.

San Antonio PG Tony Parker (knee) will sit out the contest.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Antonio Spurs

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick