Nets vs. Jazz - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (18-23) at Brooklyn Nets (11-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, YES
The Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets square off early Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The Utah Jazz need a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 97.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.8 points and five rebounds while Rodney Hood is averaging 13.5 points and 2.7 assists. Trey Burke is dishing 2.6 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets also need a victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.8 points and 8.4 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds. Joe Johnson is grabbing four rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 3.7 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Jazz are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Nets are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Nets are downright scary to back, but do you really want to lay with chalk with a Jazz team that's lost 10 of their last 11 games? Me neither. I almost have no choice but to take the points with the home team.