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Hornets vs Jazz Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/11/23

Utah Jazz (32-35) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-46)
March 11, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +3.5; Over/Under: -
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The Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in the NBA action at the Spectrum Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 117 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 25.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.8 points and 4 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 3.2 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20 points and 5.4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Hornets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Jazz last 4 overall. The under is 17-4 in Hornets last 21 overall. The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Two teams in absolutely terrible form, so I’m not thrilled with this matchup, but the Utah Jazz have shown us more this season, and they need to take advantage of games like this if they’re serious about the playoffs. The Charlotte Hornets are bad and banged up, and they lose at home by an average of 4.9 points. I’ll lay the reasonable number with the Jazz.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Utah Jazz -3.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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