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Hawks vs Jazz NBA Game Preview

Atlanta HawksUtah Jazz
Feb 27, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz Odds

32-23TEAM RECORD31-26

Utah looks to cover the Jazz-Hawks pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 31-26 mark when they host Atlanta in NBA action.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 25-28-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jazz are 27-29-1 ATS. Atlanta is 29-25-1 against the total, while Utah is 28-28-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hawks before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 198.5 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jazz rated this week at No. 20 and the Hawks sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-98 result in favor of the Hawks today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 98.6 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.7 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.6 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hawks were a 114-103 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta earned a 114-103 victory over Detroit on Monday, getting 23 points from Josh Smith at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 110-107 loser as they battled the Celtics at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points for Utah on Monday, but the Celtics managed a 110-107 victory over the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hawks at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Utah
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Phoenix, Friday, March 1
Utah home to Charlotte, Friday, March 1