Charlotte Bobcats vs. Utah Jazz - 12/21/13
Utah Jazz (7-21) at Charlotte Bobcats (12-14)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats -4 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Bobcats look for their fourth straight win as they play host to the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
Head to head, the Jazz are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings while the home team is 10-2-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Bobcats are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, but just 14-31 ATS in their last 45 games playing on 0 days rest. The Jazz on the other hand are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points, but just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
I apologize for the shortness of this article, but I'm not feeling well so I'm going to cut straight to the chase.
The Charlotte Bobcats are only favored by four points tonight, really? Granted the line was out well before Friday night's results, but still. If you missed it, the Bobcats outscored the Detroit Pistons 41-17 in the fourth quarter to record an impressive 116-106 victory, which was their third in a row. On the other hand, the Utah Jazz fell in Atlanta last night 118-85 as their starters combined to score just 33 points.
This line does seem a bit low and I would expect it to rise to around -6 before game time. While Utah did get blown last night, they have actually won three of five away from home which included double-digit wins at Sacramento and Denver, so I don't this game is a foregone conclusion. Rolling with the soon to be Hornets here...
Dan’s Pick: Charlotte -4
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