Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Jazz travelling to Charlotte Wednesday to face the Bobcats on Wednesday.
The Bobcats sport records of 9-24 and 13-20 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Jazz sit at 18-18 and 17-18-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-14-1 for the Bobcats and 16-19-1 for the Jazz. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 196.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 14-rated Jazz in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-92 win for the Jazz on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 15-rated squad against Utah's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 25 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.5 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Utah won its last outing, a 100-94 result against the Mavericks on January 7. The Jazz covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Utah got 27 points from Gordon Hayward en route to a 100-94 victory over Dallas on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 108-101 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte earned a 108-101 victory over Detroit on Sunday, getting 20 points from Kemba Walker at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Jazz at Bobcats trends to consider:
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
Utah is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Charlotte's last 13 games at home
Charlotte is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Utah
Charlotte is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
Utah at Atlanta, Friday, January 11
Charlotte at Toronto, Friday, January 11