Hornets at Jazz - 3/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (29-35) at Utah Jazz (29-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, ROOT
The Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz meet Monday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 95.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 18.3 points and 5.2 assists while Mo Williams is averaging 21 points and 7.9 assists. Gerald Henderson is dishing 3.3 assists and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are battling for their playoff lives, and are winning games despite shooting 42.8 percent from the field in their last five matchups. The Hornets begin a five-game road trip and have won four of their last five games away from home. Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller are questionable with injuries.
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The Utah Jazz look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.1 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 95.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.4 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 41.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 91 or less points in nine straight games. The Jazz have been one of the hottest teams in the league and are showing great promise heading into next season. The Jazz have won seven of their last eight games on their home court.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Hornets are 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Utah and 2-7-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
While the Jazz are on fire, the Hornets need this game to stay in the playoff race. I suggest the points here.