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Jazz vs Hawks Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/3/23

Atlanta Hawks (26-26) vs. Utah Jazz (27-26)
February 3, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Jazz -1.5; Over/Under: +240.5
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The Atlanta Hawks and the Utah Jazz collide at the Vivint Arena on Friday night.

The Atlanta Hawks have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last 11 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot in this one after making light work of the Suns in a 132-100 road win on Wednesday. Dejounte Murray led the team with 21 points and eight assists, Trae Young added 20 points with 12 assists, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 points while Onyeka Okongwu chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Hawks shot 57 percent from the field and 19 of 33 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 40 points in the second quarter to take a 17-point lead into halftime, before they made another run in the third quarter to push the lead out to 43 points at one stage.

Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have been in fine form as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Raptors in a 131-128 win on Wednesday. Lauri Markkanen led the team with 28 points and 13 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson added 23 points while Mike Conley chipped in with 19 points and eight assists. As a team, the Jazz shot 53 percent from the field and 17 of 47 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble after squandering a 14-point lead, before they held off a late rally from the Raptors to escape with the narrow win.

Looking at the betting trends, the Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, 5-0 ATS in their last five home games against a team wit a losing road record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.

Head to head, the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Utah, the Hawks are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Utah.

The Hawks don’t have a single player listed on the injury report which is a real rarity in the league, while the Jazz are full health except for Simone Fontecchio who is questionable for this one. We’re in for a good contest here as both teams come into this one with winning momentum. The Hawks have been heating up again and they would’ve taken plenty of confidence from their dominant win over the Suns, while the Jazz are aiming for a third straight win after surviving a scare from the Raptors in their last outing. It’s hard to split these two squads at the moment, but Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, so I’ll take them at the short line in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Utah -1.5

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