Jazz vs. Magic Prediction
Can the Utah Jazz go on the road and grind out a win over the Orlando Magic when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
505 Utah Jazz vs. 506 Orlando Magic
Saturday, January 4, 2020
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Jazz are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 206.5 points. The public betting currently has 51 percent going on Utah as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jazz keep winning
The Utah Jazz have been as hot as anyone, winning four straight and nine of their last 10. They also have covered in six straight games. The Jazz are 22-12 on the season, 9-9 on the road, 17-17 against the spread and 18-16 with the under.
Utah has a really solid defense that is allowing just 105.6 points per game while limiting opponents to 43.7 percent shooting. Offensively, Utah is putting up 107.9 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from the arc. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 24.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is adding 14.9 points and 14.2 rebounds per contest.
Magic lock up Miami
Orlando is coming off a 105-85 win at home over Miami last night for a second straight victory. The Magic are now 16-19 on the season, 11-7 at home, 15-18-2 against the spread and 18-16-1 with the under.
The Magic are the league’s-worst offense, putting up just 103.5 points per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Orlando is giving up 104.1 points per game, which ranks second in the NBA. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 18.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Evan Fournier adds 19.3 points and 3.1 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz have covered the spread in four straight road games and in five straight Saturday games.
The Magic are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog.
Utah already ran past Orlando this season, 109-102 at home back on Dec. 17. The Jazz aren’t a team that is really going to blow opponents out, so this is going to come right down to the wire. The Magic looked great last night against the Heat, but the Jazz have found their stride on both sides of the ball in the last month. Vucevic will get neutralized by Gobert and Mitchell will be able to create plays that Orlando just can’t make consistently on offense.
NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -4.5