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Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets,
1-12-2018 - Prediction & Preview

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#803 Utah
Jazz
#804 Charlotte
Hornets

Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:05pm

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Game Stats

Utah Jazz

17 - 24

21-20
ATS
19-21
O/U
101
PPG
101
OPPG

Charlotte Hornets

15 - 24

15-20
ATS
17-21
O/U
105
PPG
106
OPPG

Utah Jazz (17-24 SU, 21-20 ATS)

Charlotte Hornets (15-24 SU, 169-20 ATS)

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

When: Friday, January 12, 7 PM ET.

Line: Charlotte -4

Total: 206.5

The Utah Jazz will be going for a second consecutive win when they face the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

Jazz Going For Second Win In Their Last Five Games

The Utah Jazz have been struggling of late, and have four wins in their last 17 games. They will be trying to turn things around and get their second win in their last three games against the Hornets.

In their last game, the Jazz got a big win over the Washington Wizards, thanks to a balanced offensive attack.

The Jazz shot 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from three point range, while finishing the game with six players scoring in double figures.

Ricky Rubio led the way for the Jazz with 21 points, while Ekpe Udoh, Donovan Mitchell and Joe Johnson added 16 points each. The Jazz will be hoping for a similar performance against the Hornets.

Defensively, the Jazz didn’t play as well as they would have liked, but did a great job forcing the Wizards to turn the ball over, which helped them get the win.

Washington finished the game shooting 52 percent from the field and 40 percent from three point range.

John Wall had a big game for the Wizards, finishing with 35 points, six rebounds, 11 assists, and three steals. Bradley Beal also chipped in 23 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the loss.

Hornets Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Mavericks

The Charlotte Hornets went into their game against the Dallas Mavericks coming off an impressive road trip that they finished 3-1, which included a win over the Golden State Warriors.

They were also well rested going into their game against Dallas, but must have overlooked their opponents as they lost 115-111.

In that game, the Mavericks, who shot 47 percent from the field and 41 percent from three point range, took advantage of a big second quarter to take the lead, which they never relinquished.

Harrison Barnes led the way for Dallas with 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Yogi Ferrell added 22 points. Elder statesman Dirk Nowitzki also got in on the action and finished the game with 19 points for the Mavericks, who finished with five players scoring in double figures. The Hornets shot 51 percent from the field and 38 percent from the three point line.

Kemba Walker led the way with 41 points and four assists, while Dwight Howard finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who also had five players in double figures.

The Hornets will need to do a better job on the defensive end if they don’t want to lose to the Jazz.

Trends

Utah is:

  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
  •  2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.

Charlotte is:

  • 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
  • 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
  • 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest.

The Jazz have been great against the Eastern Conference lately, but haven’t been very good on the road. The Hornets have been great following an ATS loss and against the Northwest Division.

Pick: Charlotte

Bosun Akinpelu

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