Jazz vs. Hornets - 1/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (21-23) at Utah Jazz (19-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -5.5 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.6 points and 5.1 assists while Jeremy Lin is averaging 12.7 points and 3.3 assists. Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Spencer Hawes is dishing 1.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb are questionable.
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The Utah Jazz need a victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 assists. Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Raul Neto is dishing 2.3 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last eight home games.
The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 6-17-3 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Hornets are 0-7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah and 3-8-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Hornets simply aren't a good team on the road, and they've failed to cover in each of their last eight games in Utah. The Jazz are also starting to get healthier and have covered five of their last seven at home. i'll eat the reasonable chalk here.