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NBA Betting Odds: Hornets vs. Jazz

The visiting Hornets try to generate more luck than normal in Utah Thursday, a place they are on a money-draining 1-6 ATS the past seven trips.

The matchup has also proven to be a reliable UNDER play in Salt Lake City, with 11 of the past 14 games here going UNDER the number. The Jazz is 8-1 SU past 9 at home to the Hornets and they open as small home dogs today.

View New Orleans vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-96 victory for the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 12-ranked offense (100.1 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 4 at 93 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.8 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hornets were an 89-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 32 points from David West en route to an 89-85 loss at the hands of New Orleans on Saturday at New Orleans Arena.

Utah lost its last outing, a 106-94 result against the Thunder on March 23. The Jazz earned a push in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Al Jefferson was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 12 rebounds but Oklahoma City still won, 106-94, over Utah on Wednesday at Ford Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6


A few Hornets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Phoenix, Friday, March 25
Utah home to Dallas, Saturday, March 26

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