Oklahoma City Thunder At Utah Jazz: NBA Picks Of The Day For Monday, January 23

Utah Jazz players celebrating

Monday, January 23, 2017 3:58 PM GMT

The Thunder and Jazz are squaring off Monday in the final game of the evening, and with Utah’s dominance on both ends teasing this game is a fine value wager to close out the night’s NBA odds.

Oklahoma City Thunder At Utah Jazz

The Thunder's Steven Adams may still be out tonight, which is really going to hurt OKC's defense on Rudy Gobert, as well as the Thunder's rebounding. With the Jazz starting to roll, that may be all they need to come away with a victory tonight.

The NBA odds makers have the Jazz as only -5 favorites and I am ready to tease them down to a pick'em for tonight against the Thunder. Even if Russell Westbrook drops 40 points and a triple-double, the Jazz are built to slow teams like this down.

However, slowing down their offense and slowing down their pace may be two different stories. The Thunder will still try and play as fast as possible to get the Jazz into a track meet.

This has almost worked for some teams lately and it has hurt the Utah defense and the Jazz's ability to cash the 'under.' The Jazz have cashed the 'over' in four straight games and against a fast-paced team like the Thunder, they may be forced to quicken their offense a little.

NBA Free Picks: Tease Jazz To Pick'em & 'Over' 199

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