San Antonio Will Continue Home ATS Dominance Friday vs. Utah

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Troy Haliburton

Friday, March 23, 2018 3:35 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 3:35 PM UTC

The Jazz and the Spurs will battle for Western Conference hierarchy tonight in San Antonio, and read ahead for some gambling tips that will help bettors make a proper decision on which side to wager.

Utah Jazz (37-35-0 ATS) at San Antonio Spurs (37-32-3 ATS)Free NBA Pick Spurs - 3Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

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San Antonio is once again showing why they are the model of consistency when it comes to NBA franchises. The Spurs have only had the luxury of their MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard play just nine games this season, but that has not stopped them from being competitive in a stacked Western Conference playoff field. A big part of San Antonio’s success is the fact that LaMarcus Aldridge is having one of his better seasons after reports came out a few months back that he actually went to Gregg Popovich this offseason and requested to be traded.

The Spurs boast the NBA’s second-best record at home ATS with a fantastic mark of 21-13-2, which is a 61.8 win percentage. The Utah Jazz are getting back on track to their winning ways after taking care of business Thursday against the lowly Dallas Mavericks. Utah had won nine games in a row before losing to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, and that game could be very costly for the Jazz’s playoff hopes or seeding. Utah is in a very tightly contested playoff race in the West Conference and every game could have a significant impact on where they finish in the standings. The Jazz’s momentum from winning 22 of their last 25 games has placed them in a prime position to surprise everyone and make the playoffs.

One of the reason that Utah has been so successful recently has been their dominance in the paint since the return of Rudy Gobert. Utah has outscored opponents on average 56.7-42.0 in the paint since Gobert’s return from a second injury and has been just as dominant on the glass, out-rebounding opponents 46-40 on average. This type of dominance down low should continue against a San Antonio team that tends to play small with Aldridge as the lone big in the starting lineup next to Kyle Anderson at power forward.

While the Spurs may struggle to score down low, they have a pair of point guards who will help them succeed on the perimeter. Dejounte Murray and Tony Parker both have uncanny dribble-drive skills that should keep Utah occupied on the perimeter. Utah will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back so San Antonio has a major advantage in terms of rest. Look for the Spurs to continue their ascent up the Western Conference standings.

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