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Jazz visit Hornets in hoops battle

Utah JazzNew Orleans Hornets
April 13, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

31-28TEAM RECORD16-42

The Hornets will hit the floor running against the visiting Utah Jazz on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Hornets are 16-42 overall and 30-28 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 31-28 and 29-28-2 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 26-30-2 on the OU, and Utah is 29-29-1.

View Utah vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Jazz odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Orleans is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Jazz sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-91 win for the Jazz.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 29-ranked offense (89.7 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 22 at 98.9 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 102.7 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

The Jazz were a 103-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Jazz got a 29-point performance from Gordon Hayward as Utah ran past Houston 103-91 on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 105-96 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hornets grabbed a 105-96 win over the Kings on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Jason Smith at New Orleans Arena.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Jazz at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Utah is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing New Orleans
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 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 at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at Memphis, Saturday, April 14
New Orleans home to Memphis, Sunday, April 15

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