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Nets face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Brooklyn NetsUtah Jazz
24-27February 19, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena19-33

The visiting Nets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

This season the Jazz are 19-33 overall and 25-26-1 ATS against the number, while the Nets are 24-27 and 25-26 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Utah is 23-29 on the OU, and Brooklyn is 26-23-2.

View Brooklyn Nets vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Jazz sat as 2-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 193.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 22 and the Nets at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 88-85 result in favor of the Nets.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 92-76 result against the Bulls on February 13. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 168 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brooklyn got 15 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 92-76 against the Bulls on Thursday at United Center.

Utah won its last outing, a 105-100 result against the 76ers on February 12. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia was scorched by Alec Burks for 26 points as the Jazz defated the 76ers 105-100 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 29 in the league with 39.12 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 6.65 per game, while the Nets rate No. 14 with 8.02 per contest.

Next up:
Brooklyn at Golden State, Saturday, February 22nd
Utah at Portland, Friday, February 21st