Thunder vs. Jazz NBA expert prediction and odds for Tuesday, Feb. 6 (Utah must bet at home)

Betting odds, pick and prediction for the Oklahoma City Thunder-Utah Jazz matchup in the NBA on Tuesday.

Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) passes the ball.
Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) passes the ball. / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz are 0-2 straight up against the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, but they are one of the best teams at home against the spread in the 2023-24 campaign. 

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City has played some closer games than it would like as of late, including a double-overtime win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. The Thunder are tied for the top spot in the West, but are they vulnerable as a road favorite tonight? 

OKC beat the Jazz by just five points the first time these teams played in Utah this season, and the Jazz failed to cover in that game, just one of four times they’ve failed to cover as home dogs. 

Does that change tonight? 

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Here’s a look at the latest odds and my best bet for this game: 

Thunder vs. Jazz odds, spread and total

Thunder vs. Jazz how to watch

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Delta Center
  • How to watch (TV): Root Sports Northwest, Bally Sports Southwest
  • Thunder record: 35-15
  • Jazz record: 25-26

Thunder vs. Jazz injury reports

Thunder injury report

  • Jaylin Williams – questionable
  • Cason Wallace – questionable
  • Jalen Williams – questionable
  • Lindy Waters III – questionable
  • Olivier Sarr – out
  • Vasilije Micic – questionable
  • Keyontae Johnson – out
  • Isaiah Joe – out
  • Ousmane Dieng – questionable
  • Davis Bertans – questionable

Jazz injury report

  • Taylor Hendricks – out
  • Micah Potter – out
  • Brice Sensabaugh – out
  • Jason Preston – out
  • Johnny Juzang – out

Thunder vs. Jazz key players to watch

Oklahoma City Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: SGA had just 23 points (low for him) against Toronto, but he picked up 14 assists and nine rebounds in nearly 48 minutes of action. With Jalen Williams banged up, the Thunder star is seeing more double teams, which may make it tougher for him to put up big scoring numbers. 

Utah Jazz

Keyonte George: Over his last five games, Jazz rookie guard Keyonte George is averaging 15.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game, scoring in double figures in every matchup. He’s shooting 52.0 percent from the field over that stretch and has provided a great lift off the bench. George is one of the more exciting rookies so far in his class. 

Thunder vs. Jazz prediction and pick

I lean with Utah here, as the team has been elite at home, going 10-4 ATS as a home underdog in the 2023-24 season. 

The Thunder are the better team – especially if you look at the season-long numbers – but OKC has turned in some confusing performances as of late. 

The team lost to the Detroit Pistons last Sunday, and then nearly blew a game against the Toronto Raptors this past Sunday, falling by 16 points at halftime. While OKC did beat the Denver Nuggets, it did so by just five points with Nikola Jokic sitting out. 

I have a feeling that OKC could be due for a letdown game – especially if Jalen Williams sits this one out. 

Utah played the Thunder close the last time these teams played, and I expect a similar outcome on Tuesday. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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