Hawks vs. Jazz Prediction
Can the Utah Jazz power past the struggling Atlanta Hawks when the two meet up tonight in Utah at 9PM ET?
587 Atlanta Hawks vs. 588 Utah Jazz
Friday, February 1, 2019
9PM ET – Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jazz are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Hawks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 227.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 72 percent going on Utah at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hawks on long road trip
Atlanta is entering its fifth straight road game tonight. The Hawks are 2-2 overall and against the spread during this road trip following a 135-113 loss at Sacramento. Atlanta is 16-34 on the season, 8-21 on the road, 22-28 against the spread and 28-22 with the over.
The Hawks are giving up a league-worst 117.9 points per game on defense this season while allowing opponents to shoot 47.5 percent from the field. Offensively, Atlanta is putting up 110.2 points per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. John Collins has been leading the team this season with 19.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Rookie Trae Young is adding 16.5 points and 7.3 assists per contest.
Jazz end win streak
Utah had a 3-game win streak come to an end on Wednesday following a 132-105 loss at Portland. The Jazz are just 2-3-1 against the spread in their last six games. Utah is 29-23 on the season, 15-9 at home, 25-25-2 against the spread and 26-25-1 with the under.
The Jazz have been one of the better defensive teams in the NBA, allowing just 105.7 points per contest. Offensively, Utah is putting up 108.6 points per game. Donovan Mitchell has been leading the team with 22.5 points per game this season while Rudy Gobert is adding 15.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hawks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a loss and just 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 Friday games.
The Jazz are 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 games following a loss, but just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games.
The Jazz are inconsistent at covering and this spread makes me a little nervous. Atlanta certainly isn’t a good team, but the Hawks have been good at responding to losses. They won at the Clippers, only lost by nine at Portland and won by 20 at Chicago. The Jazz have had close games at home recently and I just don’t see them being able to pull away with their average offense.
NBA Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +11.5