Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors Pick – NBA April 2, 2022

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors are scheduled to dance at the Chase Center in Mission Bay on Saturday night. Golden State looks to stop the bleeding after a 107-103 loss at home versus the Phoenix Suns to drop to 48-29.

The Warriors are losers in four in a row and have a loss in seven of their previous eight attempts. They are finding it tough to have success without Stephen Curry on the floor. As soon as Draymond Green made his return to the floor, Curry injured his foot.

It was bad timing for a team that finally looked like they were going to have their starting lineup together. However, their leader and catalyst went down to derail their regular season.

The good news is that Curry could return for the postseason. That’s not a guarantee, which has Golden State fans a bit scared. They need Curry if there’s going to be a successful run in the playoffs. There is no way around it.

Golden State might have an upset or two in them, but it’s a no-brainer that Curry is required on the floor to get back to the NBA Finals.

The Warriors played tough at home in their most recent defeat on Wednesday. Phoenix edged the Warriors out, 107-103, in a game that played close for four quarters.

The Suns failed to cover the 5-point spread for only the second time that the Warriors covered a spread in eight outings. Utah has nothing to say themselves, as they haven’t covered a spread in seven games.

On Thursday, the Jazz narrowly missed out on covering against the Lakers but looked better in a 122-109 win following five straight losses.

Utah hasn’t been as good as expected this season, though they’re much better than we’ve seen recently. They are going into tonight at 46-31 for fifth and 16 games behind the Suns.

Head below for our free Jazz vs. Warriors prediction on April 2, 2022.

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Utah Jazz -2 (-110) -125 Over 217 (-110)
Golden State Warriors +2 (-110) +105 Under 217 (-110)
Team Data Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors
Overall Record 46-31 48-29
ATS Record 31-43-3 37-36-4
Away/Home Record 19-20 29-10
ATS Away/Home 15-23-1 21-16-2
Points Per Game 113.4 110.7
Points Against Per Game 105.1 110.7
Field Goal % 47.2 46.6
Three Point % 36.3 35.9

Jazz vs. Warriors Prediction:

The Jazz are much better than what they’ve done lately, which includes one win in six attempts. Are they good enough to go on a deep run in the playoffs, though?

On paper, it looks like it, but the Jazz haven’t been as consistently good as a year ago. Utah finished first in the Western Conference with a record of 52-20.

After a cold run, now would be the time for Utah to get going following a win over the Lakers. It’s a bad Lakers team, but those kinds of wins versus bad opponents can do good for a struggling squad.

Despite the four-game skid, the Jazz are in the top-10 on both ends of the floor. Their defense may not be as tight as last year, but still able with 107.8 points allowed per game.

They’ve held teams to a 45.4% field goal percentage. With a healthy Donovan Mitchell back on the floor, the offense has been a step ahead of most teams.

The Jazz are seventh with 113.4 points per game and the fifth-best team with a 47.2% field goal percentage. In February, they produced around that at home versus the Warriors in a 111-85 win.


Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends:

Jazz
  • 7-3-1 ATS in their previous 11 games at Golden State
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Pacific Division
  • 7-18 ATS in their previous 25 games on the road
  • 0-4 ATS in their previous four games as a betting favorite
  • UNDER is 6-1 in their previous seven games
Warriors
  • 2-6 ATS in their previous eight games
  • 0-4 ATS in their previous four games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
  • 5-11 ATS in their previous 16 games after a loss
  • 3-7-1 ATS in their previous 11 games versus the Jazz at home
  • OVER is 8-2 in their ten games versus the Jazz

This season, the Warriors are 3-10 without Steph Curry on the floor. They have put in an average of 106.7 points per game in the absence of Curry.

Overall this season, Golden State is 15th in the NBA with 110.7 points per game. They are 12th with a field goal percentage of 46.6%.

Remove Curry from the floor, and this is a very ordinary team that isn’t capable of doing anything special. Even the defense is having more lapses without Steph.

The Warriors have allowed 115.6 points per game in their last five attempts and a 47.1% field goal percentage. The offense notched 108.2 points a game during that time.

The Jazz should continue playing well tonight after breaking out of the snide and getting back on track. Donovan Mitchell should have the upper hand without Curry active. I’m backing the Jazz at the Chase Center.

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Kyle E / Author

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