Utah Jazz (19-27) at Atlanta Hawks (13-32)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Utah Jazz need a victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 101.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.3 points and 3.5 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 16.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost 11 of their last 14 road games.
The Atlanta Hawks also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 20 points and 6.7 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing two rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last seven home games.
The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta.
We have a team that can't win on the road in the Utah Jazz and a team that struggles to win anywhere in the Atlanta Hawks but has had recent success at home. With that said, the Jazz are about as healthy as they've been all season, and they're going to be much improved at both ends now that Rudy Gobert is back in the lineup. The Jazz also know they have to win games like this to gain ground if they have any hopes of getting back into the playoff race. The Jazz are shooting over 47 percent from the field in their last five games, and the Hawks are still being outscored by 2.5 points at home this season. Give me the better team and small number.