Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz Betting Prediction 01/10/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Charlotte Hornets (15-25), 13-point underdogs, head to Utah to take on the Jazz (25-12). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 212.5 points and action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Odds

The last time the Jazz were in action, they easily covered the 13.5-point spread against the New York Knicks, 128-104. The Hornets, meanwhile, were defeated by the Toronto Raptors, 112-110, and were unable to cover as 2-point underdogs. Both games finished over their projected point totals. The Utah game finished 18.5 points over the projected point total of 213.5, while the Charlotte game finished 15.5 points over the projected point total of 206.5.

Utah dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.156 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.633 (above their season average of 0.540). For those same stats, New York was 0.113 and 0.479, respectively. Charlotte, meanwhile, did a great job of getting and making free throws (19-26; 73.1 percent). Rudy Gobert was a key piece for Utah with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, Charlotte was lifted by Miles Bridges, who contributed 26 points and nine rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Gobert led the Jazz to a 114-107 victory. He registered a double-double with 17 points and 19 rebounds. Utah covered as a 7-point favorite and the two teams combined to put up 221 points, which was over the projected point total of 208. Converting at the free throw line was one of Utah’s largest advantages. They were 19-20 (95.0 percent), while the Hornets were 17-22 (77.3 percent).

Of the Hornets’ 40 games, 22 have finished over the O/U total. Charlotte holds records of 15-25 straight up (SU) and 19-19-2 against the spread (ATS).

Unlike Charlotte, Jazz games have finished under the total 51.4 percent of the time. Additionally, Utah is 25-12 SU and 17-18-2 ATS.

The Hornets’ Terry Rozier has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 21 points,6.0 assists per game. Meanwhile, Joe Ingles has averaged 13 points,6.8 assists during that same time frame for the Jazz.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the league’s slowest-paced teams face off. Utah ranks 26th in possessions per game (100.4) and Charlotte is 30th (99.4). Additionally, the Hornets are among the NBA’s elite on the offensive backboards, ranking fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (24.0 percent). The Jazz, however, rank fifth at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 79.0 percent.

Hornets vs. Jazz Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Jazz, ATS Winner – Hornets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Jazz rank 18th in steals allowed per game (7.8) while the Hornets rank 25th (8.2).
  • Utah ranks first in assists allowed per game (20.4) while Charlotte ranks last (27.2).
  • The Hornets rank 14th in points off turnovers per game (17.2) while the Jazz rank 28th (14.5).
  • Charlotte ranks 16th in second chance points per game (12.9) while Utah ranks 28th (10.8).
  • Utah ranks 13th in rebounds per game (45.7) while Charlotte ranks 25th (43.0).
  • The Jazz rank fifth in three pointers allowed per game (31.6) while the Hornets rank 23rd (34.9).
  • The Hornets rank third in fast break points allowed per game (12.0) while the Jazz rank 15th (12.8).
  • Charlotte ranks 25th in blocks per game (4.3) while Utah ranks 28th (4.1).
  • Utah ranks 10th in points allowed in the paint per game (45.7) while Charlotte ranks 28th (51.6).
  • In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Utah is 9-1 and Charlotte is 3-0.
  • The Hornets are 13-15 when they score more than 100 points, while the Jazz are 24-7.
  • Charlotte is 11-9 ATS on the road, while Utah is 8-8-1 ATS at home.
  • Of the Hornets’ 20 road games, they have 13 overs and 7 unders.
  • In 17 home games, the Jazz have 10 overs and 7 unders.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Jazz are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Hornets are 2-2-1.
  • In their last five games, Utah has 3 unders and 2 overs, while Charlotte has 4 overs and 1 under.
  • The Jazz’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.2, up from 3.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 107.6 points per game (3.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 112.4 points per game (1.4 above their season average).