Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/19/14
Brooklyn Nets (24-27) at Utah Jazz (19-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The search for a playoff berth continues for the Brooklyn Nets tonight when they pay a visit to the Utah Jazz.
The Nets will be looking to build on the good form that saw them win four of their last six games heading into the All-Star break. All four wins came at home where they are 16-11 this season, but their last three losses have all come on the road which drops them to 8-16 when playing away from home. On the bright side, they will have plenty of opportunities to improve on that poor record as they play their next six on the road. with only two of those coming against teams above .500.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz bounced back from four straight losses with three straight wins heading into the break. After shocking the league with a surprise win over the Heat, the Jazz took down the Lakers and the 76ers in consecutive nights to improve to 19-33 on the season but they'll be a little concerned with the health of Trey Burke who has combined for just 15 points in his last two outings as he battles with lower back soreness. The good news is that Alec Burks has been lighting it up from the bench, combining for 50 points in his last two outings.
There's no doubt that the Nets should be too good for the young Jazz tonight, but I just get the feeling that this could be one of the upsets of the night. Take Utah with the points at home in this one.