Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/6/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/6/23
Thu 6th April 2023

The Utah Jazz (36-43, 22-17 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-42, 15-25 Away) on Thursday.

Oklahoma City lost to the Golden State Warriors 136-125 at Chase Center on Tuesday, their third loss in a row. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way in the losing effort with 32 points and seven assists. The Thunder are 10th in the Western Conference.

Utah lost their third in a row in a close one on Tuesday at Vivint Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 135-133 in overtime. Kelly Olynyk had 23 points and seven assists in defeat to lead the team. The Jazz are the 12th seed in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Utah will be looking to even the season series after triumphing in only one of the three earlier meetings. Oklahoma City won the most recent showdown 129-119 at Paycom Center on March 5. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 38 points and seven rebounds.

Jordan Clarkson had 18 points and 12 assists in the losing effort. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.5 points per game, fourth-highest in the league, to lead the Thunder in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Josh Giddey is contributing 7.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

Lauri Markkanen’s 25.6 points per game have powered the Jazz on offense. Markkanen also has averaged 8.6 rebounds per game. Clarkson has recorded 4.4 assists per game.

The Thunder rank as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA, fifth-best with 117.6 points per game. The Jazz have found success in recent games between the teams at Vivint Arena, winning seven of the last 10. Utah is seeking to snap a four-game home losing streak this season.

In the last 10 games, Oklahoma City is 4-6 with an average margin of -4.3 (116.0-120.3). Utah has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 123.1 points per game on average while scoring only 117.8 (-5.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 32.5 | 22.1 | +10.4
Aleksej Pokusevski: 2.3 | 14.7 | -12.3
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 22.8 | 14.3 | +8.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 40.6 | 17.8 | +22.8
Points per game:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 28.0 | 10.7 | +17.3
Rebounds per game:
Kelly Olynyk: 9.3 | 6.1 | +3.2
Assists per game:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 7.0 | 3.8 | +3.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

OKC Thunder -6.5 (-115)

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