Magic vs. Jazz Prediction

NBA Predictions: Jazz a Bad Bet to Cover Spread vs. Magic? 3/5/18

The Utah Jazz have won eight of their last 10 games but have not been covering the spread for bettors. Are they a bad bet to cover the spread tonight against the Magic?

Game Snapshot

(711) Orlando Magic at (712) Utah Jazz

Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Jazz are 9.5-point home favorites to beat the Magic. The total, meanwhile, sits at 206 points.

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LINE MOVEMENT

While the point spread has not budged off the original number of 9.5, the over/under has gone from 206.5 down to 206 at the majority of online sportsbooks.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 55% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Magic to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 62% of the betting tickets are on the over.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

None. Terrence Ross (knee) is out for the Magic while Dante Exum (shoulder) remains out for the Jazz.

BETTING STRATEGY

The Magic are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games in Utah and have covered the spread in nine of their last 10 road games. They're also 16-6 at the betting window in their last 22 games overall, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four Western Conference games, and are 8-1 against the number in their last nine road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the Jazz are just 1-5 at the betting window in their last six home games, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games overall, and are winless at 0-5 ATS in their last five games coming off a win.

 

OUR PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +9.5

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