The Oklahoma City Thunder (39-12) might get caught looking ahead to their upcoming matchup against the Miami Heat, which is important to consider when making your pro basketball picks Tuesday night, as OKC takes on the Utah Jazz (28-24) at EnergySolutions Arena.
Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-9 overall when playing away from Chesapeake Energy Arena, including a 10-5 mark versus Western Conference opponents.
Sports bettors will find that the Thunder are 5-2-1 against the spread as road favorites of 3.5-to-six points during the 2012-13 NBA season.
The Utah Jazz have dropped back-to-back games, including a 120-109 defeat to the Sacramento Kings as one-point road underdogs last time out.
Sports bettors will find that the Jazz are 4-0 against the spread as home underdogs this year, with the OVER cashing in three of those contests.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks Tuesday night, as the UNDER is 5-0 in the last five meetings between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.
NBA Pick: Under 200.5