Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 12/30/13
Charlotte Bobcats (14-17) at Utah Jazz (9-24)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -2.5 -- Over/Under: 187.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Bobcats look for payback as they head to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz from EnergySolutions Arena.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 1-7-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah while the home team is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The Jazz are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Bobcats on the other hand are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 road games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 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.
I like the Charlotte Bobcats for four main reasons tonight. One, you wouldn't know it, but Charlotte, along with the surprising Phoenix Suns are the leagues best teams at covering the spread away from home as the Bobcats are a ridiculous 11-1-1 on the season. Two, the Utah Jazz on the other hand are 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. Three, Al Jefferson returns to his old stomping ground and I would expect him to be extra motivated for this one. And lastly, there is a revenge angle for Charlotte here because the Jazz came into their place less than two weeks ago and escaped with a 88-85. Just on that, the Bobcats failure to win in that game cost me 7.5k as they were one of the last legs on my $25 - 10 team parlay. Go Charlotte!!
The wrong team is favored here and I fully expect the soon to be Hornets to not only cover but win straight up..
Dan’s Pick: Charlotte M/L
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