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Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/25/14

Washington Wizards (21-21) at Utah Jazz (14-29)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)

The Line: Utah Jazz -1 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds

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The Wizards head to Utah on Saturday to face off against the Jazz.

The Utah Jazz are 14-29 on the season currently, and actually have been playing better as of late, after a horrible start to the season.  The Jazz are playing decent at home, at least compared to their record, as the Jazz are 8-12 on their home floor this season.  Utah has played better, but the Jazz have still dropped two straight heading into this meeting on Saturday, with both losses coming against the Timberwolves on Saturday and Tuesday last week.  The Jazz have had plenty of time to prepare for the Wizards as Tuesday was the last time this team saw the court.

Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/25/14

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The Washington Wizards are sitting right at the .500 mark this season as the Wizards are 21-21 on the year.  Washington is in the black on the road this season, going 11-10 away from home.  The Wizards play very well defensively, holding opponents to an average of 99.4 points per game.  The issue with the Wizards is their offensive attack, which is averaging 98.9 per game this season.  Washington has played well as of late, winning two out of their last three heading into Saturday’s meeting with the Jazz.

The Wizards are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following an outright win, and the Wizards are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall.

The Utah Jazz are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games when their opponent scores triple digits the game before, and the Jazz are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a loss of double digits.

Tough call, but I'll take the Jazz here.  Utah has been playing better as of late and I like the way the Jazz match up with the Wizards.  Washington keeps it close, but I'll take the Jazz at home here on Saturday.

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Utah -1

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