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Utah favored by 9 against New Jersey on Saturday

New Jersey NetsUtah Jazz
Jan 14, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

New Jersey Nets vs Utah Jazz Odds


New Jersey travels to Utah on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-9 mark with a victory over the Jazz.

The Jazz are 6-4 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 3-9 and 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 4-6 and the Nets go 7-5 on the totals.

View New Jersey vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Jazz installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 187.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 23 and the Nets at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 92-86 result in favor of the Jazz.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 92.3 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 28 at 100.2 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 97.6 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 110-103 winner as they battled the Suns on the road. The Nets covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Suns were burned for 35 points by Deron Williams on Friday as the Nets picked up a 110-103 win at US Airways Center.

The Jazz were a 90-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah got 29 points from Paul Millsap en route to a 90-87 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Jersey's last 17 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games

Next up:
New Jersey at LA Clippers, Monday, January 16
Utah at Denver, Sunday, January 15