The Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz square off in a highly-intriguing tilt on Saturday. Washington hosts the proceedings in the nation's capital, with the Wizards boasting a 15-11 record. Utah is 18-7 this season following a win over Philadelphia on Thursday. On the injury front, Thomas Bryant (knee), Kyle Kuzma (protocols) and Rui Hachimura (reconditioning) are out for Washington.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Utah as a seven-point road favorite for this 7 p.m. ET tipoff. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 219.5 in the latest Jazz vs. Wizards odds. Before locking in any Wizards vs. Jazz picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 8 of the 2021-22 NBA season up almost $2,000 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 121-78 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Jazz vs. Wizards and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Jazz:

  • Jazz vs. Wizards spread: Jazz -7
  • Jazz vs. Wizards over-under: 219.5 points
  • Jazz vs. Wizards money line: Jazz -300, Wizards +240
  • Utah: The Jazz are 5-5 against the spread in the last 10 games
  • Washington: The Wizards are 12-13-1 against the spread in 2021-22
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Why the Jazz can cover

Utah's offense is firing on all cylinders to begin the season, with a two-headed monster at the forefront. The Jazz are spearheaded on offense by Donovan Mitchell, with the All-Star guard averaging 24.6 points and 5.0 assists per game. Six players are averaging in double figures for Utah this season, with Rudy Gobert serving as the team's central presence near the rim. Gobert is averaging 14.9 points, 14.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in 2021-22 and, all told, the Jazz are leading the NBA in scoring efficiency by a wide margin. 

Utah is generating 117.2 points per 100 possessions, and the Jazz also lead the NBA in 3-pointers (16.0 per game), field-goal shooting (47.9 percent) and 2-point shooting (58.3 percent). The Jazz are also in the top 10 in free-throw attempts (21.4 per game) and points in the paint (46.6 per game), with elite-level marks in offensive rebound rate (29.9 percent) and second-chance points (14.6 per game). Washington's defense is No. 29 in the NBA in turnover creation and last in the NBA in steals, with the No. 27 mark in keeping opponents away from the free-throw line.

Why the Wizards can cover

Washington is led by Bradley Beal, with the All-Star guard averaging 22.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. It isn't only Beal that keys the offense, though, with real balance for the Wizards. Montrezl Harrell is shooting 64.8 percent and averaging 15.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game off the bench, and Washington is a top-10 team in field-goal percentage (46.2 percent), 2-point percentage (54.0 percent) and free-throw attempts (21.5 per game). 

Utah struggles to force turnovers, ranking No. 28 in the league, and that should give the Wizards more freedom to initiate their sets. On defense, Washington leads the entire NBA in preventing 3-pointers, allowing only 10.1 triples per game, and the Wizards are in the top 10 in the NBA in field-goal defense (44.4 percent), 2-point defense (49.5 percent) and assists allowed (22.7 per game) this season.

How to make Wizards vs. Jazz picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 220 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Jazz vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits well over percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.