Jazz home to Wizards in NBA betting action
Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz Odds
Utah will look to improve on its 22-19 record on Wednesday when they host Washington in NBA odds action at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 24-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 21-19-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Washington is 17-21-1 on the totals; Utah is 20-20-1.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Jazz as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 196.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Jazz and the No. 20-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-90 win for the Jazz on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 7 in the league with 43.7 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 17 with 6.6 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 96.2 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.
The Wizards were a 98-95 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. Nene Hilario scored 24 points leading the Wizards to a 98-95 victory over Portland at Rose Garden on Monday.
Utah was a 109-98 winner in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 207 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Utah earned a 109-98 victory over Cleveland on Saturday, getting 20 points from Randy Foye at EnergySolutions Arena.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Wizards at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Utah
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington home to Minnesota, Friday, January 25
Utah at LA Lakers, Friday, January 25