Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz - 1/12/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:30 PM (Capital One Arena)

The Utah Jazz are on the road for a battle with the Washington Wizards.  The Jazz are (26-12), coming off a 109-92 win over the Charlotte Hornets.  The Wizards are (13-25), after beating the Atlanta Hawks, 111-101.

In the Jazz win over the Hornets, Utah was led throughout the game by Jordan Clarkson.  Clarkson connected on 8 of 15 attempts from the floor, totaling 20 points.  Rudy Gobert added a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 13 rebounds.  Utah shot 51% from the floor and 43% from 3-point range.  The Jazz were able to win, thanks to their 3-point success.  Utah connected on 18 3-pointers, while allowing just 8 on defense.

In the Wizards win over the Hawks, Washington was guided offensively by Jordan McRae.  McRae converted on 10 of 26 attempts from the floor, hitting 5 free throws, finishing with 29 points.  Washington shot 37% for the game and 34% from distance.  The Wizards were able to win, thanks to their 2nd chance opportunities and forcing turnovers.  Washington collected 19 offensive rebounds, while forcing 18 turnovers.

Recent Betting Trends:

Jazz are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.

Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Washington.

The under is 4-2 in Jazz last 6 games.

Wizards are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.

Wizards are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.

The under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 games.

The Jazz have been playing great basketball, having won 8 in a row.  The Wizards have won 3 of their last 4.  The Wizards have a good offense and have had no problem scoring with the best of them.  Utah is allowing less than 106 per game.  Defensively, Washington has been awful, allowing nearly 120 per game and are 30th in defensive field goal percent.  The Jazz aren't great offensively, having the 20th ranked scoring offense, but the Wizards defense should help improve their numbers.  Final score prediction, Jazz will win and cover,   

Chris’s Pick UTAH JAZZ

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