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NBA Matchup - Hawks Jazz Odds Preview

Utah JazzAtlanta Hawks
7-21December 20, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena14-12

The Hawks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Jazz pay a visit to Philips Arena in NBA betting action.

The Hawks sit at 14-12 (15-11 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 7-21 (12-15-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Atlanta is 15-10-1 OU, and Utah is 12-16 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Hawks in this one found them as -9.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 198.5 at Bovada.

The Hawks sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 93-84.

Utah was an 86-82 winner in its last match on the road against the Magic. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 168 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Utah got 30 points from Trey Burke en route to an 86-82 victory over Orlando on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Atlanta was a 124-107 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 231 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Hawks got a 28-point performance from Kyle Korver as Atlanta ran past Sacramento 124-107 on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 26 in the league with 40.82 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.69 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 27 with 6.04 per contest.

A few Jazz at Hawks trends to consider:
Utah is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Utah is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Charlotte, Saturday, December 21st
Atlanta at Miami, Monday, December 23rd