Jazz vs. Nets - 2/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (16-42) at Utah Jazz (28-28)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -11 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, ROOT
The Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz square off Saturday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing 12 of their last 17 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 14.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 3.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Utah Jazz look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 98.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.1 points and 3.6 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Shelvin Mack is dishing four assists and Rodney Hood is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah and 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
This is a lot of points to lay with a Jazz team that doesn't score a lot of points. While the Nets aren't good, getting this many points adds some value.