Hornets vs. Jazz - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (18-22) at Charlotte Hornets (18-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday afternoon at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Utah Jazz could use a nice win after losing five of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 96.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.2 points and 3.3 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 13.2 points and 3.1 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.7 assists and Jeff Withey is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost eight of their last nine road games. Trevor Booker is questionable.
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The Charlotte Hornets also need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.1 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Frank Kaminsky III is dishing 1.3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last 10 home games. Jeremy Lamb is questionable.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Jazz are 8-2-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
It's only a matter of time before the Hornets figure things out and start winning games. The Jazz are too banged up at the moment to turn things around. I'll side with the home team and low number here.