Jazz vs. Hornets Picks & Analysis

by | Mar 25, 2022 | nba

Utah Jazz (45-28 SU, 31-40-2 ATS) vs. Charlotte Hornets (37-36 SU, 39-32-2 ATS)
When: Friday March 25 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: ATTSN-RM

Point Spread: UTA -3.5/CHA +3.5 (Opened UTA -3 at Bookmaker - Biggest offshore sportsbook in the sports betting industry!)
Total: 231 (Opened at 230)
Money Line: Utah Jazz -163/Charlotte Hornets 136
Power Rating: UTA -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Utah Jazz PG Mike Conley, SG Donovan Mitchell, SF Juan Hernangomez, PF Royce O’Neale, C Rudy Gobert
Charlotte Hornets PG LaMelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Miles Bridges, PF PJ Washington, C Mason Plumlee

Key Injuries

Utah Jazz
Hassan Whiteside: Foot (QUESTIONABLE)
Danuel House Jr.: Knee (OUT)
Bojan Bogdanovic: Calf (OUT)
Udoka Azubuike: Ankle (OUT)

Charlotte Hornets
James Bouknight: Neck (OUT)
Gordon Hayward: Ankle (OUT)

The Charlotte Hornets host the Utah Jazz in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Spectrum Center.

Recent Form

The Utah Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 45-28, placing them 5th in the Western Conference. So far, Utah is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 19-17. Over their last five games, the Jazz have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Utah’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Jazz’s last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. The Jazz have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 107.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 107.6. In the Utah Jazz’ most recent game, the team fell to Boston by a score of 125-97.

The Charlotte Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 37-36, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Charlotte is above .500 at home, holding a record of 19-18. The Hornets have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Charlotte’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 118.0 points per game. Combined, the Hornets’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Hornets come into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 111.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 114.6. In the Charlotte Hornets’ most recent game, the team fell to New York by a score of 121-106.

Individual Player Analysis

As Utah travels to take on the Charlotte Hornets, the Jazz’ leading scorer is Donovan Mitchell. Through 60 games, Mitchell is averaging 26 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 53.0% of his games. As Mitchell gets set to take on the Hornets, he could be in line for a big game as Charlotte is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.12% of their games. This figure places them 23rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Miles Bridges leads the Hornets in scoring, averaging 19 points across his 72 games. Throughout the season, Bridges has outscored his season average in 53.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Bridges will need to do so against a Jazz defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 39.34%. This figure is good for a rank of 2nd in the league.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Utah Jazz are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 28 of Utah’s 35 games, leading to a winning percentage of 61%. So far, the Charlotte Hornets have played 41 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 41 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets have met up for 1 game. Utah took game one by a score of 112-102.

How the Public is Betting the Jazz vs Hornets

67% are betting the Jazz against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 231.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Jazz are 8-19-2 ATS in their last 29 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Jazz are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss.
  • Hornets are 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.
  • Hornets are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Utah Jazz come into this matchup as 3.5 point road favorites over Charlotte. Utah will look to get back on track, after dropping their last two games. Over their last 10 contests, they have gone just 5-5, while team’s behind them in the West are looking to overtake Utah for the 4th seed. On the other side, Charlotte has won 7 of their last 10 games, as they are now just 1 game behind Brooklyn for the 8th seed. In this matchup, look for Utah to find the win column and cover this spread, as their three-point shooting will regain form in a big win over Charlotte. Bet your Jazz vs. Hornets pick and ALL your NBA bets this week for FREE by taking advantage of a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!