Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz - 3/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM (State Farm Arena)

The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks meet Thursday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

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The Utah Jazz look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.5 points and 4.1 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.4 points and 13 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six road games.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.7 points and 9.8 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 18.5 points and 7.8 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight home games.

The Jazz are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta. The over is 5-0 in Hawks last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The under is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 overall.

The Utah Jazz have found their groove as they continue to fight for playoff seeding, and they're winning by an average of 13 points during their current five-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks are able to find covers and wins here and there due to a fast paced offense that gets hot once in a while, but they're still a team that gets blown out often and they're not good at all defensively at home. This is a game the Jazz should win rather comfortably, as the Hawks have a tendency to fizzle out when playing good teams. The Jazz are too hot at the moment to bet against. 

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -7

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