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


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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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.


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.


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


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.



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