Brooklyn Nets vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21

Brooklyn Nets vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21 Photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (4-2) at Brooklyn Nets (3-4)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 112 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.3 points and five assists while Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.2 points and 5.3 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game. 

The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 118 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.2 points and seven rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.8 points and 6.3 assists. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is dishing 5.6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. 

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The Jazz are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Nets last 7 overall. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are playing the better basketball at the moment and have some value as an underdog here, but it feels like the Nets are due for a bounce back showing after some disappointing results. When the Nets play up to their ability and are a bit motivated, they've blown the doors off some really good teams. We're not getting enough points to get off the Nets here. Give me the home team and the small chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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