Utah faces Oklahoma City on 3-game home skid

Oklahoma City Thunder (28-29, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (29-31, 12th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Jazz -2.5; over/under is 239.5

BOTTOM LINE: Utah takes on Oklahoma City looking to break its three-game home slide.

The Jazz are 19-18 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is ninth in the league with 25.7 assists per game led by Jordan Clarkson averaging 4.2.

The Thunder are 5-6 against the rest of their division. Oklahoma City is 5-5 in one-possession games.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lauri Markkanen is scoring 24.9 points per game with 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Jazz. Clarkson is averaging 20.9 points and 3.6 assists over the past 10 games for Utah.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 30.8 points per game with 4.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Thunder. Josh Giddey is averaging 18 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists over the past 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 4-6, averaging 117.6 points, 46.1 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 4.3 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.0 points per game.

Thunder: 5-5, averaging 124.1 points, 41.4 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 9.4 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.7 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Lauri Markkanen: day to day (knee), Rudy Gay: day to day (illness).

Thunder: Chet Holmgren: out for season (foot), Aleksej Pokusevski: out (leg).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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