Jazz vs. Hornets Best Bet 3/11/23
Utah Jazz (32-35 SU, 35-29-3 ATS) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-46 SU, 29-34-5 ATS)
When: Saturday, March 11th, 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Spectrum Center, NC, Charlotte
Point Spread: UT -3/Cha +3 (BAS – Lets you bet games at -105 instead of -110! Brilliant!)
Money Line: Utah Jazz -149/+122
- Jordan Clarkson (Questionable) Hand
- Collin Sexton (Out) Hamstring
- Cody Martin (Out) Knee
- LaMelo Ball (Out) Ankle
- Mark Williams (Questionable) Thumb
Heading into the game, Utah is 32-35 overall. When taking to the road, Utah has a mark of 12-22 and a win percentage of 35%. Currently, the team is 11th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 35-29-3 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs the spread, they are 1-4 in their past 5 games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 4-6 SU and 5-4-1 ATS.
Utah will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Magic. Lauri Markkanen led the team to a win with his 31 points. The Jazz were 4-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.
Heading into the game, Charlotte is 22-46 overall. When playing at home, Charlotte has a mark of 11-20 and a win percentage of 35%. Currently, the team is 14th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 29-34-5 vs. the spread. Charlotte will look to stay hot in today’s game vs. Utah as they are the winners of 2 straight games.
In their last game, Charlotte defeated the Pistons (113-103) as 3-point favorites. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team with 27 points on 56.2% shooting. The Hornets also covered the spread with the victory.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Jazz picked up the 120-102 win over the Hornets. The Jazz point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as a 9 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. The ATS record across the previous five head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Jazz. In these matchups, Utah has averaged 120 points per game while allowing 108. Over the course of these games, they averaged 228 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.
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This season, Utah is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.2 points per game. So far, the Jazz is also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.3 possessions per game. The three-point shot has been a big part of Utah’s offensive game plan, as they are ranked 5th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.8% of their looks from the outside. Defensively, the Jazz have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.57 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.09%, placing them 15th in the NBA.
Heading into this matchup, Utah is in jeporady of not having Jordan Clarkson in the lineup as he is questionable. This season, he is the team’s second-leading scorer at 20.8 points per game. So far, Lauri Markkanen leads the team in scoring and is averaging 25.4 points per contest.
For the season, Charlotte averages just 111.8 points per game, which is 26th in the league. This below-average production has come despite being one of the faster-paced teams in the NBA (4th). Charlotte’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 32.8% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.6 3-point shots per game, placing them 19th in the NBA. The defense hasn’t been a strong point for Charlotte, as they currently allow 114.89 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.29% of their looks from the outside.
As the Hornets prepare for today’s game, Terry Rozier is their leading scorer, with an average of 21.3 points per game. This season, Rozier has a field goal percentage of 41.3%. The team’s second-leading scorer is P.J. Washington, who is averaging 15.2 points per game.
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- The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
- The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on one day of rest.
- The Hornets are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up win.
- The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win.
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