Nets vs. Jazz - 3/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (25-36) at Brooklyn Nets (25-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: 188 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets square off Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Utah Jazz have won four of their last five games and end a four-game road trip. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 96.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.5 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Utah Jazz continue to fight each and every night, and it starts on the defensive end where they’re allowing just 37.3 percent shooting in their last five games. The Jazz have allowed 85 or less points in five straight games and have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 15.2 points and 3.5 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are fighting hard for one of the last playoff spots in the East, but they’re shooting just 43.8 percent from the field in their last five games. To make matters worse for the Brooklyn Nets, they’re just 11-17 SU on their home court.
The Jazz are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Atlantic and 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Nets are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Nets need this game if they're going to get back in the playoff race. I'll take them at home and lay the bucket.