Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz - 1/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (14-27) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz travel to Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
The Utah Jazz have lost five of their last six overall and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss tonight after getting routed by the Cavaliers by 106-92 last night. Enes Kanter had himself a monster game of 24 points and 17 rebounds while Gordon Hayward added 14 points, but this game was all one way traffic as the Cavs were just firing on all cylinders. As a team, the Jazz shot just 41.7 percent from the field while Trey Burke had a terrible shooting night, scoring just two points on 1 of 10 shooting. With the loss, Utah drops to 14-28 on the season and 7-16 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have won three of their last five overall but were beaten by the Raptors by 92-89 on Monday. Brandon Knight led the team with 20 points but struggled for just 7 of 21 shooting while Ersan Ilyasova added 14 points off the bench, but the Bucks will be disappointed that they weren't able to exact revenge from the Raptors who had beaten them by 124-82 back on Nov. 21. With the loss, Milwaukee drops to 21-20 on the season and 9-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, while the Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team below .400 and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Jazz are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the Home team is 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
This looks like a lot of points to be giving the Jazz, but they're coming off their second bad loss and are up against a well-rested Bucks team at home. I'm taking Milwaukee to win this one by double digits.