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Atlanta Hawks Utah Jazz
26-35 March 10, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena 22-41



A key NBA battle sees the visiting Hawks travelling to Utah Monday to face the Jazz on Monday.

This season the Jazz are 22-41 overall and 30-32-1 ATS against the number, while the Hawks are 26-35 and 28-32-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Utah is 27-36 on the OU, and Atlanta is 36-24-1.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Jazz as 0-point in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 203 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Jazz - Hawks odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power ranks. Utah is rated No. 25 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 91-87 win for the Hawks.

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The Hawks were a 109-108 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of UNDER bettors. DeMarre Carroll scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 109-108 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday).

Utah won its last outing, a 104-92 result against the 76ers on March 8. The Jazz covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Utah earned a 104-92 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday, getting 22 points from Gordon Hayward at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 28-ranked offense (94.52 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.51 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 44.16% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.86% on average).

Next up:
Atlanta home to Milwaukee, Thursday, March 13th
Utah home to Dallas, Wednesday, March 12th
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