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Hornets are the Definition of Fade Material Right Now

The Charlotte Hornets are mired in their worst stretch of the 2016-17 season right now and things have been even worse on the road. The Hornets will attempt to snap a six-game losing streak and avoid a sweep in the three-game Western Conference swing when they visit the Utah Jazz on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The Hornets are 0-9 SU in their last nine games on the road.
  • The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Hornets are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games against the Jazz.

Charlotte has dropped 13 of its last 17 games and suffered losses to Portland and Golden State on the first two games of the road trip by an average of 16 points. The boys from Buzz City allowed a total of 32 made 3-pointers in that span, including 21 to the high-flying Warriors on Wednesday.

Utah continues to be one of the best teams in the NBA that no one is talking about, but that’s just fine with them. Jazz big man Rudy Gobert has been especially impressive of late, as the Frenchman collected 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting and 15 rebounds in Wednesday’s triumph over Milwaukee on Wednesday. It was Gobert’s 11th consecutive game hitting 50 percent of better from the floor.

The Hornets have been the definition of fade material lately, as Kemba Walker and company have gone 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven affairs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Charlotte Hornets betting line opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 199.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 110-96 victory for the Jazz. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Jazz sport a record of 31-19 and 22-27-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Charlotte Hornets sit at 23-27 and 21-27-2 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 23-27 for the Utah Jazz and 26-24 for the Charlotte Hornets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Charlotte injuries news.

The Jazz - Hornets betting odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power rankings. Utah is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Charlotte Hornets sit at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Charlotte Hornets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.24 per game. That compares with Utah's No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA's No. 13-ranked team at 9.4 per game, while the Charlotte Hornets rate No. 11 with 9.7 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Charlotte got 24 points from Frank Kaminsky but lost anyway 126-111 against the Warriors on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

Rudy Gobert scored 26 points and chipped in with 26 rebounds for Utah on Wednesday, leading the Jazz to a 104-88 victory over Milwaukee at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Charlotte is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games
  • Charlotte is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
  • Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Charlotte home to Brooklyn, Tuesday, February 7th
Utah at Atlanta, Monday, February 6th