Pointspread favors Jazz in battle with Hornets
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The Hornets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Jazz pay a visit to New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.
The Hornets sit at 4-9 (8-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 8-7 (6-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 8-5 OU, and Utah is 8-6-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Bettors looking to side with the Hornets in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 191.5 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 24 (Hornets) and the No. 13 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-93 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.5 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.4 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 102.1 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
The Jazz were a 105-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Denver was scorched by Al Jefferson for 28 points as the Jazz defated the Nuggets 105-103 in NBA action on Monday.
New Orleans won its last outing, a 105-98 result against the Clippers on November 26. The Hornets covered in that game as a 13.5-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans got 25 points and 10 assists from Greivis Vasquez en route to a 105-98 victory over Los Angeles on Monday at STAPLES Center.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Jazz at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Utah is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Utah
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games
Utah at Oklahoma City, Friday, November 30
New Orleans home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, December 1