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Charlotte Bobcats vs Utah Jazz Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Jazz try to run the Bobcats off the court at EnergySolutions Arena in pro hoops action.
Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 13-44 and 20-37 ATS so far this season, while the Jazz are at 31-27 and 27-30-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 28-29-1, while the Bobcats are 25-31-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Jazz) and the No. 30 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-89 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 98.5 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.8 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.1 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
Charlotte was a 106-84 loser in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 190 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 106-84 at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 102-91 loser as they battled the Hawks at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Al Jefferson scored 26 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 102-91 against Atlanta in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Bobcats at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Charlotte's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte at Sacramento, Sunday, March 3
Utah at Milwaukee, Monday, March 4