NBA Game Preview - Hornets underdogs vs Jazz at New Orleans

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Nov 2, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

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New Orleans Arena will feature Hornets vs. Jazz action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 1-0 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Hornets are at 0-1 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Hornets are 1-0, while the Jazz are 1-0.

View Utah vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Hornets as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 189.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Hornets) and the No. 9 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 119-96 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 10-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 20 at 94 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 113-94 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Jazz covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah earned a 113-94 victory over Dallas on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Marvin Williams at EnergySolutions Arena.

New Orleans was a 99-95 loser in its last match at home against the Spurs. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 194 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets got 21 points from Anthony Davis, but it was San Antonio that prevailed in a 99-95 final on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Jazz at Hornets trends to consider:
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 on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 11 games when playing New Orleans
Utah is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing at home against Utah
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games

Next up:
Utah at San Antonio, Saturday, November 3
New Orleans at Chicago, Saturday, November 3