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NBA betting line favors Wizards over Jazz

Utah JazzWashington Wizards
21-39March 05, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center31-29

The Wizards hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Jazz pay a visit to Verizon Center in NBA betting action.

Washington will face the 21-39 Jazz, who own a 29-30-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 34-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jazz are 27-33 favoring the OVER.

View Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Wizards sat as -7-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 199.

This game pits the Wizards, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 92-86 victory for the Wizards.

In their last action, Washington was a 110-104 loser at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Wizards endured a 110-104 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Monday, despite a 23-point effort from John Wall at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 24 in the league with 41.48 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 7.87 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 22 with 6.75 per contest.

A few Jazz at Wizards trends to consider:
Utah is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Utah's last 16 games
Utah is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 9 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at New York, Friday, March 7th
Washington at Milwaukee, Saturday, March 8th