Utah Jazz (16-5) at Atlanta Hawks (10-11)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks meet Thursday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 113.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.3 points and 4.6 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.4 points and 1.8 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.4 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.1 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while De’Andre Hunter is averaging 17.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 Thursday games. The under is 13-3 in Hawks last 16 overall. The Jazz are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Atlanta.
The Utah Jazz not only have the rest advantage here, but they're one of the hotter teams in the league both SU and ATS. The Jazz have won 12 of their last 13 games, have covered 11 of those contests and are winning their last five games by an average of 9.2 points. At this point it doesn't matter who they're playing or what the circumstances are, I'll continue to back the Jazz until the tickets stop cashing.