Hello! Nothing like opening night of a new Jazz season... especially one where we have no idea what is in store! #JazzOdds is back this season and in case you're unaware what I'm talking about, on a game-daily basis, I'll be posting the Vegas lines on the Jazz game along with the score total. Let me explain:
Tonight, the Jazz host the Thunder and the line is set at Utah +6.5. This means if you were betting (assuming that was legal), and you take the Jazz, they can LOSE by 6 points or less (or win the game outright, of course!), and you still win your bet. If you take OKC, they have to WIN by 7 or more to make your 'money.' The game score total is set at 194 which means you have the option to pick OVER the total points scored in the game, or UNDER. Pretty simple, right?
To score a point in #JazzOdds, you need to be correct on both your team pick and your total pick. I'll be calculating these for the season, so it's best to start early and accumulate as many points as you can! I normally post the tweet twice daily, in the morning (or when odds are posted), and not long before tipoff. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @RxMike12, or just search the hashtag #JazzOdds.
Why am I doing this? Being a Jazz fan in Vegas, I wanted to bring a little Vegas flare to the Jazz Twitter community. I'm a long time 'Dunker who has lost his connection to the Game Threads, but still wants to 'bring it' during the Jazz times (which is all the time!).
What does the winner get, you ask? Not sure yet... prizes may be in order, pride is certainly in order.
I'll likely be posting a weekly recap on SLC Dunk showing how the team did against Vegas odds. I'll tally the winners on a semi-regular basis and will keep everyone updated on where they stand.
Enjoy the season, and may the #JazzOdds be forever in your something something... :)