[9:10 PM] Thunder @ Jazz

Who will WIN this matchup?

Oklahoma City Thunder (15-9)

@ Utah Jazz (15-10)


The line for this game is Jazz by 7.5 points.

Gordon Hayward has put together the best string of 20-point outings by a Utah player since Karl Malone in 2001 and he looks for another one when the Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Hayward has recorded 10 straight 20-point performances and is aiming to help Utah record its ninth victory in the past 11 games.

Shooting guard Victor Oladipo (sprained right wrist) likely will miss his second straight game, stemming from an injury he suffered during a hard fall in Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics. The plan is for Oladipo to be re-evaluated Wednesday in Salt Lake City before a decision is made and coach Billy Donovan said before Tuesday’s loss that Oladipo isn’t easy to replace.

Power forward Derrick Favors (left knee) is slated to return from a 13-game absence but his minutes will be limited. Favors, who originally injured the knee in the preseason, hasn’t played in exactly one month and has seen action in just 11 games.

The Thunder went 4-0 against the Jazz last season with two of the victories coming by 22 points.

Oklahoma backup C Enes Kanter — a former Utah player booed vociferously in his returns to Salt Lake City — averaged 10.3 points and six rebounds against the Jazz last season.

Utah C Rudy Gobert is averaging 18.3 points, 14.8 rebounds and four blocked shots while recording four consecutive double-doubles.


StreakSmarts Pick: Utah Jazz

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick