Hornets visit Jazz in NBA clash
New Orleans Hornets vs Utah Jazz Odds
Utah will look to improve on its 24-21 record on Wednesday when they host New Orleans in NBA odds action at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Jazz bring a 24-21 record (22-22-1 ATS) to the battle against the 15-30 Hornets, who are 25-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 21-23-1 so far and the Hornets go 23-22. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Hornets were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Jazz will win this game 96-93.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 11-ranked offense (98.1 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 15 at 97.3 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.1 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.
The Hornets were a 111-106 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans got 25 points from Eric Gordon en route to a 111-106 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Utah was a 125-80 loser in its last match at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 205 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Utah was run off the court by the Rockets on Monday as Houston blasted them 125-80 at EnergySolutions Arena.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Hornets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 11 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New Orleans at Denver, Friday, February 1
Utah home to Portland, Friday, February 1