Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz Prediction 2/22/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (13-41) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (26-30) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. The Hornets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Hornets vs Jazz

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The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win

The Hornets beat the Hawks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 122-99. Before the game, the Hornets were the underdogs with a +7 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 221 points ended up below the over/under line of 238.5.

Coming into today’s game, the Hornets are 13-41 overall and will be looking to pull off the upset as +10 point underdogs. Within the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are in 13th place and are 4th in the Southeast division.

So far, Charlotte’s ATS record is below .500 at 20-32. The Hornets maintain an ATS record of 8-17 on the road, while they have a 12-15 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Collin Sexton led Utah with 35 points against the Warriors, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 46.2% in the game. While Keyonte George was 2nd on the team with 33 points, Utah fell short in the game with a final score of 140-137.

In their last five games, the Jazz are 1-4 and have an overall record of 26-30. Against Western Conference teams, the Jazz are 13-22 and are 13-8 in non-conference play.

Presently, Utah boasts an ATS record of 31-25, which is above .500 against the spread. The Jazz have suffered three consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 10-5 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

The Hornets come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 108.6 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA, averaging 108.6 points per game. However, they have actually scored more on the road (107.9) than at home (109.3).

So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 37% of their games. They have also been below the league average in field goal percentage (27th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 20th in both three-point percentage (36%) and three-point attempts (33.1 per game). They are also 30th in both free throw attempts and makes.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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The Jazz come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118 points per game (11th).

At home, the Jazz are averaging 123.7 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 118 points per game. In terms of pace, Utah is 10th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA average in 60.7% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Utah is 20th in the league at 47%. From three-point range, they are 12th in made threes at 13.3 per game.

When it comes to free throws, the Jazz are 7th in the NBA at 19.1 made free throws per game. In terms of assists, they are 8th in the league at 28.4 per game. Finally, Utah is 2nd in offensive rebounds at 12.9 per game.

Hornets Team Defense

At present, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 24th, allowing 119.4 points per game. Most recently, the Hornets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 99 points to the Hawks.

Jazz Team Defense

On defense, the Jazz come into the game ranked 26th in the league in points allowed at 120.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 135.7 points per contest (26th). Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.8% and 38.8% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Hornets And Jazz

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Miles Bridges will be the primary scorer for the Hornets, with 21 points and going 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.5 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 25, and he is expected to secure 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49.1% and is averaging 23.4 points per contest.

Hornets vs Jazz Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 2-8 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 101 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 118 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Hornets have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Jazz have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Utah posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Hornets vs Jazz Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Jazz to secure the win, with an expected final score of 136-85. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -10.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 230.5 and our model has the Hornets and Jazz finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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