Nets vs. Jazz Prediction
The Jazz have lost two straight but are they a good bet to cover as a double-digit home favorite versus the Nets tonight at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jazz are 13.5-point home favorites versus the Nets after opening as a 13-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 204.5 and has been bet up to 205.5.
Brooklyn has lost nine of its last 10 games but has covered the spread in two straight and is 5-5 against the number over its last 10. The Nets have a losing record ATS this season at 26-30, but are 14-11 against the number at home.
Utah has lost two straight to fall to 5-5 over its last 10 games. The Jazz are also 5-5 at the betting window over that 10-game stretch and are just 27-33 against the spread on the season, including 14-17 ATS at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Nets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Jazz and 2-5 against the number in their last seven trips to Utah. The favorite has also cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams while the Jazz have cashed in five of their last six games coming off a double-digit loss at home. The Nets, meanwhile, are just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -13.5