Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz - 3/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (35-28) at Utah Jazz (29-33)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -1.5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks travel to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz tonight.
The Hawks have won four of their last five games and will be aiming for a third straight road win after beating the Clippers by 107-97 on Saturday. Jeff Teague led the team with 22 points and seven assists, Paul Millsap added 20 points and a season-high 18 rebounds while Kent Bazemore had 17 points as the Hawks fought back from an early double-digit deficit to beat the in-form Clippers and improve to 35-28 on the season. With the impressive win, Atlanta remains in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, just half a game ahead of Charlotte who are currently in sixth position.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz haven't been in the best of form but they'll be feeling pretty good after snapping a five-game losing streak with a 106-94 win at New Orleans on Saturday. Derrick Favors had his best game of the season, leading the way with 28 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and six blocks while Gordon Hayward continued his good season with 24 points as the Jazz did a great job of holding the Pelicans' Anthony Davis to just 11 of 31 shooting from the field to escape with the win.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the Hawks are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Utah.
The Jazz really put together a a great team performance to beat the Pelicans in their last outing, but I'm still sticking with the Hawks who have really started to pick up the pace now and the wins are starting to follow now.