The Utah Jazz (24-23) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (18-27) on Monday, January 29th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on YES. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Jazz vs Nets
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Jazz took down the Hornets by a score of 134-122. Not only did the Jazz win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -10 point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 232 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
So far this season, the Jazz have a record of 24-23 and are 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Jazz are 15-6 while going 9-17 on the road.
Against the spread, the Jazz have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 29-18. The Jazz currently have a five game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 20-16 vs. the spread as underdogs.
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
The Nets won vs. the Rockets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 106-104. Going into the game, the Nets were favored by -4 and their 2 point win was not enough to cover the spread. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 210 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 221.
With a record of 18-27, the Nets have a below .500 mark as they look to take down the Jazz. At home, the Nets are 11-12 while going 7-15 on the road this season.
Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 21-22 for the season so far. On the road, the Nets have an ATS record of 8-14, as opposed to a 13-8 record against the spread when playing at home.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
Today, the Jazz enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117.9 points per game (11th).
On the road this season, the Jazz are averaging 113 points per game. Overall, they are 11th in the NBA in scoring at 117.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Utah is 8th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Jazz are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 15th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Utah is 11th in made threes at 13.3 per game. However, they are just 20th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.
So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA average in 61.7% of their games this season. In terms of assists, they are 6th in the league at 28.4 per game. When it comes to free throws, Utah is 9th in both makes and attempts.
Nets Offense Breakdown
This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113.3 points per game.
At home, the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 113.3 points per game. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 24th in the league.
When it comes to shooting, the Nets are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. However, they are 7th in three-pointers made per game (13.6) and 15th in three-point shooting percentage (36%).
So far this season, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.2% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the league at 26.2 per game. In terms of free throws, Brooklyn is 25th in both makes and attempts.
Jazz Team Defense
On defense, the Jazz are ranked 23rd in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games. The Utah defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Utah.
Nets Team Defense
At this time, the Nets’ defense is positioned 16th in the NBA, permitting 114.9 points per game. Most recently, the Nets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 104 points to the Rockets.
Key Players For The Jazz And Nets
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Lauri Markkanen is set to be the main scorer for the Jazz, recording 24 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24 points per game, along with 8.8 rebounds.
As for Brooklyn, Mikal Bridges is projected to be the primary scorer for the Nets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.4%, and he is contributing 21.7 points per game on average.
Jazz vs Nets Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 127 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- Although Brooklyn has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Utah has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Nets have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Brooklyn posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1, we have the Jazz as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 233, and our model projects the Jazz and Nets to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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