Utah Jazz (23-23) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (10-33) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Jazz are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Jazz vs Hornets
Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
The Jazz’s most recent game versus the Wizards saw Lauri Markkanen lead the Jazz with 29 points while shooting 11/20 from the field. The Jazz picked up a 123-108 win, and John Collins also added 22 points which was 2nd on the team.
When looking at their overall record of 23-23, the Jazz have gone 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Jazz are 8-17 this season compared to 15-6 at home.
Utah has an overall ATS record of 28-18 for the season so far. On the road, the Jazz have an ATS record of 12-13 compared to a 16-5 record vs. the spread at home.
The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Hornets lost to the Rockets with a final score of 138-104. Turning the tide, the Hornets picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 55-53.
In their last ten games, the Hornets are 2-8 and come into today’s game vs. the Jazz with an overall record of 10-33. At home, the Hornets are 5-15 compared to their 5-18 road record this season.
Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 15-26 for the season so far. Charlotte has gone 0-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 15-22 when playing as underdogs.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Utah offense is the 11th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.5 points per contest.
Utah comes into tonight’s game ranked 11th in the NBA in scoring at 117.5 points per game. However, their scoring numbers have been better at home, where they are averaging 123.9 points per game compared to 112.2 on the road.
So far this season, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.9% of their games. They have also been one of the better teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, ranking 7th in the league in free throw attempts.
When it comes to pace, Utah is 8th in the NBA at 100.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th overall at 46%. From beyond the arc, the Jazz are 12th in the league in three-pointers made but are shooting just 35% from deep (22nd).
Hornets Offense Breakdown
Through 43 games the Hornets are averaging 108.6 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.2 points per game (29th). So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 37.2% of their games.
When it comes to pace, Charlotte is 21st in the league at 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hornets are 28th at 45%. Inside the arc, they are making 51% of their shots, which is 28th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Hornets have made an average of 11.8 three-pointers per game (24th). They are currently 23rd in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. From the free-throw line, Charlotte is last in the NBA in both attempts and makes.
Jazz Team Defense
For the season, Utah is sitting 23rd in terms of points allowed per game (119.2). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.
Hornets Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 120.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 60.5% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Jazz And Hornets
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. This season, he is averaging 23.8 points per game along with 8.7 boards.
As for Charlotte, LaMelo Ball is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hornets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 43.3% and is averaging 23.9 points per contest.
Jazz vs Hornets Trends
- The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Across the Hornets last five home games, the team averaged 106 points per game while allowing 121. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
- Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
- The last ten games that Utah was favored, they have an ATS mark of 8-2 while going 9-1 straight up.
Jazz vs Hornets Prediction
Our bet is on the Jazz for a win, and we project the score to be 114-103. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Jazz with the spread at -10.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 236.5 and our model has the Jazz and Hornets finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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