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Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets - 4/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz
Date & Time Monday April 1, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -11.5 -- Over/Under: 218
TV Channel
FSCR, ATRM
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The Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Charlotte Hornets could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.2 points and 5.9 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15 points and 5.6 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.4 points and 4.1 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.7 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won each of their last five home games.

The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Jazz are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Monday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hornets are 1-9-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Utah and the home team is 22-8-2 ATS in the last 32 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall.

The Charlotte Hornets are a team that's quickly finding out the playoffs aren't in the cards and they're fresh an absolute beatdown from the Golden State Warriors. The Hornets are now 3-9 ATS this season when an underdog of seven or more points. The Utah Jazz are quietly one of the hotter teams in the league with wins in nine of their last 10 games, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 16 points while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. The Jazz have no reason to take their foot off the gas with that fifth spot still needing to be locked up. Again, I don't love laying big chalk this time of year, but the Jazz can cover this number if they keep this current form. 

Pick:
Utah Jazz -11.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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