Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz - 3/5/14
Utah Jazz (21-38) at Washington Wizards (31-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
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The Utah Jazz hope to snap a four-game road losing streak tonight when they take on the Washington Wizards.
The Jazz are currently 0-3 on their current six-game road trip and will be looking to bounce back after getting thumped by the Bucks on Monday by 114-88. Enes Kanter had a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds off the bench while Gordon Hayward added 20 points, but having pushed the Pacers to the brink the night before, the Jazz had a major letdown on defense and allowed the Bucks to shoot over 56 percent from the field, including 40 points in the third quarter. With the loss, Utah fall to 21-39 on the season and 7-23 on the road where they've lost their last four.
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Meanwhile, the Wizards just had their season-high six-game win streak snapped on Monday thanks to the Grizzlies who beat them by 110-104. John Wall led five players in double figures with 23 points while Bradley Beal added 21, but the difference was the battle in the paint where the Grizzlies held outscored the Wizards by 62-34. Marcin Gortat scored 16 points in 41 minutes but with Nene out for the next 3-5 weeks, the Wizards had no other center to put on the court against the Grizzlies frontcourt. With the win, Washington fall to 31-29 on the season which leaves them just one game clear of the sixth-placed Brooklyn Nets.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss of more than 10 points, while the Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Jazz are 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Washington and the Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Wizards will be looking to get things back on track and a meeting with the Jazz should do the trick. Take Washington to win and cover here.