TUESDAY NBA TIPS

Utah Jazz v Golden State Warriors

Game 4 – 11.00am (AEST), Tuesday, May 9 @ Utah

Likely Line-ups:

  • Warriors – Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry
  • Jazz – Gordon Hayward, Boris Diaw, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Shelvin Mack

History: The Jazz have won 104 regular-season games to the Warriors’ 73, but the Warriors have a 10-6 advantage in playoffs. The Warriors won 2 games to 1 during this regular season. Their last playoff meeting was the 2007 semis, with the Jazz prevailing 4-1. The Warrior lead this series 3-0.

Form: The Warriors went 67-15 during the regular season to top the Western Conference, before sweeping the Trail Blazers 4-0 in the first round. The 51-31 Jazz finished fifth in the Western Conference before coming from 2-1 down beat the Clippers in 7 games in the first round. The Warriors won the first two games of this series at home, 106-94 and 115-104, before going 3-0 up with a 102-91 victory in Salt Lake City.

Stats: The Warriors have won 16 of their last 18 against the Jazz. The Warriors’ last 8 wins over the Jazz were all by 7+ points. The Warriors have lost just 1 of their last 23 games. The Jazz’s last 7 wins have all come by margins of 7 points or less. The Jazz went 29-12 at home during the regular season – including winning their last 8 straight – but are 1-3 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in the playoffs. The Warriors went 31-10 on the road in the regular season and are 3-0 so far in the playoffs; they have won their last 8 away from home.

Final Thoughts: It’s the last-chance saloon for the Jazz, who just haven’t been able to get within arm’s reach of the Warriors in this series despite Gordon Hayward putting up big points and Rudy Gobert being a monster on the boards. The injury to George Hill didn’t help their prospects of getting off the mark with a win at home in Game 3, and the guard’s toe complaint is no certainty to return for this do-or-die encounter. The Warriors have barely made a false step in the playoffs so far and seem odds-on to wrap up a Conference Finals berth in Game 4, with their all-star cast contributing strongly every night. The 8-point line feels like a gift, though the Jazz should show some desperation and grit with their season on the line.

Crow’s Tip: Golden State Warriors 1-10 @ $2.66

TOP TIPS

Match

Crow’s Tip

Utah Jazz v Golden State Warriors

Under 206.5 @ $1.91

Utah Jazz v Golden State Warriors

1st Half Point Spread – Warriors -3.5 @ $1.85

Utah Jazz v Golden State Warriors

Utah Jazz +8 @ $1.94

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