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Feb 17, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz Odds

7-23TEAM RECORD14-14

The Jazz will try to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Wizards in basketball action.

Utah will face the 7-23 Wizards, who own a 10-20 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jazz are 12-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wizards are 13-17 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Jazz in this one will find them as 9.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 196.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz - Wizards odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power ranks. Utah is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-87 win for the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 14-rated squad against Washington's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 28 in the league with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 4.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.9 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington was a 102-84 loser in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Wizards endured a 102-84 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from John Wall at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 111-85 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Jazz were blown out by Oklahoma City on Tuesday, losing by a 111-85 final at Chesapeake Energy Arena in basketball betting action.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wizards at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Phoenix, Monday, February 20
Utah at Houston, Sunday, February 19

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