Hornets vs. Jazz Prediction
Will the Utah Jazz cover the point spread tonight as a home favorite versus the Charlotte Hornets? Tip-off for this matchup is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Utah. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Jazz are 5.5-point home favorites to beat the Hornets, who opened as 6-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207.5 after hitting the board at 209.
Who Public Bettors Like: Utah. As of this writing, the majority of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the spread. Meanwhile, over 50% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the under
Who We Like: For starters, the favorite is 6-1-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams. The home team is also 21-7-2 against the number in the last 30 meetings between these two teams.
The Hornets are also just 1-8-1 at the betting window in their last 10 games in Utah. They're 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, too. They're 0-6 against the spread in their last six games against the Western Conference, are 1-4-1 against the number in their last six road games, and are 1-6-1 at the betting window in their last eight games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game as well.
On the other side, the Jazz have covered the spread in six of their last seven games overall and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games coming off a win. They're a perfect 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game as well.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -5.5