Originally established as the New Orleans Jazz in 1974, the franchise relocated to Salt Lake City to become the Utah Jazz in 1979. After initial struggles, the franchise made 20 consecutive playoff appearances between 1984 to 2003 on the backs of Karl Malone, John Stockton, and head coach, Jerry Sloan. They made back-to-back NBA Finals appearances and won eight division titles. Since Sloan’s departure in 2011 however, the Jazz have struggled. Bettors should take note these new Jazz will take time to become elite again.
Utah Jazz Next Game
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The Utah Jazz’s complete schedule is below along with results and betting odds. Be sure to look out for trends like home and away records, which you can view separately in this table.
Utah Jazz Scores And Standings
This is where the Jazz stand in today’s NBA season. Conference and division standings are separated here. Winning streaks, points for (+) and points against (-) are posted as well.
Bet On Utah Jazz Games
To bet on NBA and Utah Jazz games, check your sportsbook for the types of lines they offer. A very popular one is the American money line, which will show minus and plus numbers indicating a favorite and underdog. The minus number shows how much you need to bet to win $100. -150 means you need $150 to win $100. A plus number shows how much you win when you bet $100. +130 means you win $130 on a $100 bet.
Dynamic duos: between 1984 to 2003, the Jazz made the NBA playoffs thanks to the duo of point guard, John Stockton and power forward, Karl Malone. Their pick-and-roll game was hard to stop. A few seasons later, the Jazz were also blessed with another all-star point guard-power forward combo in Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer as the Jazz made four consecutive playoff appearances. Since 2010 however, the Jazz have lacked this same combination and haven’t been able to rekindle the same success.
Stay sharp: as of 2016, the Jazz have only had nine losing seasons in their 37-year history in Utah. Even when the Jazz don’t make the playoffs, they stay competitive to a degree and remain the only NBA team with no 60-loss season. Even if the Jazz appear like a live underdog however, their games tend to be lined accurately. Since 2011, the Jazz have won 72.4 percent of the time as a favorite and only 28.8 percent of the time as an underdog.
Low-scoring Jazz: another thing consistent with the Jazz is how they manage to keep games lower scoring than anticipated. Not every Jazz team is an elite defensive team but since 2011, Jazz games go under the expected team totals 54.7 percent of the time. Try betting this type of play where you are only expected to predict whether the total score between the Jazz and their opponent goes over or under the provided number.