Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/10/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

UTAH -12.5, O/U 212.5

The Charlotte Hornets travel to Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday for a game against the Jazz in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference.  In their last game, the Hornets were defeated by the Toronto Raptors by the score of 112-110 in overtime.  Terry Rozier led the Hornets in scoring in the game as he scored 27 points while shooting 9 of 24 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. P.J. Washington led Charlotte in rebounds on the night with 12, all coming defensively.  Marcus Monk led the Hornets in assists on the night as he recorded 7 while playing 24 minutes in the game against the Raptors. 

After the loss to Toronto, the Charlotte Hornets are now 15-25 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the Southeast Division.  Devonte’ Graham has led the Hornets in points per game this season as he is averaging 18.9.  Graham also leads the Hornets in assists per game with 7.8.  Cody Zeller leads Charlotte in rebounds per game as he is averaging 7.4.  The Hornets enter Friday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Marvin Williams is listed as day to day. 

The Utah Jazz welcome the Charlotte Hornets to town on Friday night after winning their last game against the New York Knicks by the score of 128-104.  Emmanuel Mudiay led the Jazz in points on the night as he recorded 20 points while shooting 8 of 12 from the field and 2 of 5 from the free throw line.  Rudy Gobert led the Jazz in rebounds on the night as he recorded 16, including 3 offensively. Donovan Mitchell led Utah in assists as he recorded 6 on the night in the 25 minutes that he played against the Knicks. 

The Utah Jazz are currently 25-12 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Northwest Division.  Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 24.7.  Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz in rebounds per game as he has averaged 14.4 per game.  Joe Ingles is the assists leader for the Jazz as he is averaging 4.6 per game.  The Jazz enter Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.  

The Charlotte Hornets have scored an average of 104.6 points per game this season while allowing 111 points per game.  The Utah Jazz have scored 109 points per game this year while allowing 105.8 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Hornets are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row while the Jazz are 5-0 and have won 7 games in a row.  The Jazz won the first meeting between these two teams this season by the score of 114-107 in a game played in Charlotte.  Utah is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games this season. Utah is 12-0 in their last 12 games when playing at home against Charlotte.  The Jazz have also won 7 of the last 10 meetings against the Hornets, winning by the average score of 105.60 to 97.80.  I am going with the Jazz in this one.  Utah wins 120-105 and covers the spread. 

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Travis’s Pick Utah Jazz -12.5

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