Jazz vs Nets
Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets
NBA Odds, NBA Predictions
The Jazz are 4-2 to begin the season, including a sterling 3-0 mark on the road. No KD makes it easier for the Jazz to game plan to shut down Irving and make Brooklyn shoot its way out of the hole. The Jazz are also first in rebounds per game (51.3) and rebounding percentage (54.6), with Rudy Gobert second in the league with 13.7 rebounds per game. Gobert is also fourth with 2.2 blocks per game and averages 14.5 points. Former Net Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.0 points and shooting 40.0 percent on 3-pointers.
Defensively, Rudy Gobert is arguably the league's best anchor, keying a top-10 overall defense that is allowing only 1.07 points per possession. The Jazz are second-best in the league in free throw rate allowed, with top-eight marks in effective field goal percentage allowed (50.6 percent) and defensive rebound rate (77.7 percent). The Utah are a top-10 team on both ends of the floor in the early going. Utah is scoring nearly 1.13 points per possession while posting a 54.6 percent effective field goal shooting mark, and they are legitimately elite on the offensive glass.
Free Pick Utah Jazz -4.5