Jazz vs Thunder odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 6 prediction from proven computer model

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz are scheduled to face off in a Western Conference game at 7 p.m. ET Sunday at the Paycom Center. The Thunder are 20-43 overall and 9-22 at home, while Utah is 17-13 on the road but fourth in the West and first in the Northwest Division. Thunder forward Luguentz Dort scored a season-high 27 points when the last two played in November, but he won’t be in the OKC roster on Sunday with a shoulder injury.

Utah is favored by 13.5 points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Thunder vs. Jazz odds, and the over-under is set at 220.5. Before we get into Jazz vs Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the model’s NBA predictions on SportsLine.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 19 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 71-44 rollover on all top-rated NBA Picks, grossing over $2,100. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Jazz. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Thunder vs. Jazz:

  • Spread Thunder vs. Jazz: Thunder +13.5
  • Thunder vs. Jazz over-under: 220.5 points

What you need to know about the Thunder

Oklahoma City is in as precarious a scenario as any NBA team with its current injury situation. OKC brought star goaltender Shai Gilgeous-Alexander back into the lineup after the All-Star break, but the team now find themselves without Dort, Josh Giddey (hip), Kenrich Williams (knee) and Derrick Favors (back). Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) has been out since February and Aaron Wiggins (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Oklahoma City lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday in their last game, 138-101. Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points and seven assists with five rebounds, but he couldn’t do much in such a depleted team. Isaiah Roby stepped up in Robinson-Early’s absence and scored 21 points with 10 rebounds in Friday’s loss. The Thunder have now lost three of their last five games by 20 points or more.

What you need to know about Jazz

Utah took a serious hit against the New Orleans Pelicans last Friday, a 124-90 loss. Utah was in a tough spot at halftime, with the score already 65-38. Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell didn’t have his best game and finished with 14 points on 5 shots for 18 in 30 minutes on the field. Still, Mitchell was the team’s top scorer, followed by Hassan Whiteside, who scored 13 points to go with 12 rebounds. The loss was only Utah’s second in its last 11 games.

The Thunder have managed to knock down just 42.2% of their shots this year, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. Utah’s offense ranks fourth at 47.3 percent for the season.

How to Make Thunder vs. Jazz Picks

The model simulated Thunder vs. Jazz 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model leans below, and it also generated a point pick that hits in over 60% of simulations. You can only see the selection on SportsLine.

So who wins Thunder against Jazz? And which side of the spread is a must-have? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump to, all from the computer model that crushed his NBA picksand find out.

Ada J. Kenney