Utah Jazz Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20
The Utah Jazz were already playoff contenders before they struck a deal for veteran Mike Conley. Now they find themselves right in the thick of the Western Conference hunt, and a trio of Conley, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell could very well lead the Jazz back to the Finals in a wide-open Western Conference.
Here’s the key odds available and how you should bet them:
Jazz Win-Total Betting
The Line: 53.5 with SugarHouse
They won 50 games last season and are better on paper this season, but they play in one of the NBA’s toughest divisions and will deal with a West-loaded schedule. Acclimating Conley may take time, so while they may reach the 50-win mark once again, we’re predicting they fall just shy of this win total.
The Bet: Go with the under.
Jazz Southwest Division Odds
The Line: +140 with DraftKings
It’s a three-team race in the Northwest between the Jazz, Nuggets and Blazers. We like the Nuggets and their depth to edge out the Jazz, but this is still pretty good value for one of the most talented teams in the West. You can’t go wrong with either.
The Bet: It’s a coin flip for the division, so not a bad bet.
Jazz Western Conference Odds
The Line: +1200 with FanDuel
Utah’s issue has always been finding enough scoring in the postseason. That shouldn’t be as big an issue this season with Mitchell, Conley and a handful of other key role players. They’re a tier below the Los Angeles powerhouses, but that defense can take them a long way.
The Bet: At these odds, they’re worth a wager.
Jazz NBA Title Odds
The Line: +1400 with 888sport
Defense wins championships, even in the ever-growing offensive-minded NBA. That’s good news for Utah, who has ranked 2nd, 1st, 3rd and 7th in defensive efficiency the last four seasons. Conley and free-agent signing Bojan Bogdanovic should give them enough offensive boost to match such a stellar defense.
The Bet: This a great value pick to win the 2020 NBA Finals.
Best Jazz Player Prop Bets
There hasn’t been a three-peat winner in this category since Dwight Howard, but Gobert is every bit the defender Superman was in the early 2010s. He’ll be among the league leaders in rebounds and blocks and will anchor one of the league’s best defenses. All the credentials are there for him to win this award once again.
The Bet: This is solid value for a player who has the inside track toward a three-peat.
About the Author
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Chicago Bulls and the NBA for NBC Sports Chicago since 2012. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports. He covered the NBA Playoffs in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 as well as Team USA Basketball in 2014 and 2016. He has also covered high school football and was nominated for a Midwest Emmy in 2016 for his work on a documentary featuring local Chicago product and NFL prospect Miles Boykin. Strotman graduated from Marquette University in 2012 and during his time there reported on the men’s basketball team, covering both the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012.