Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (10-5) at Utah Jazz (8-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz square off Friday night in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17 points and 3.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.8 points and 13.3 rebounds. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing 1.5 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six road games.
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The Utah Jazz look for a big home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 94.4 points on 43 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 20.6 points and 4.6 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost three of their last four home games.
The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Jazz are due for a breakout performance and it might as well come now that the team is once again healthier than they've been recently. The Hawks have lost three of their last four games and have been hit or miss all season on the road. It's time for the Utah Jazz to prove they're a playoff caliber team, and I think that starts here with a solid home victory over the Hawks.