Jazz vs. Wizards Prediction
The Utah Jazz are only a .500 team on the road this season and face a Washington Wizards team tonight that is 22-13 straight up on their home court. Can Utah prevail and cover the spread as the favorites in D.C.?
Monday, March 18, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jazz are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 228.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Utah. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Jazz roll past Nets
Utah won its third consecutive game Saturday night at home with a 114-98 triumph over Brooklyn. The Jazz (40-29) led 59-42 at halftime en route to the win. Utah shot 39-of-91 from the floor, 13-of-36 from 3-point distance plus 23-of-31 at the free throw line. Donovan Mitchell paced the Jazz with 24 points on 9-of-21 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point land plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also notched six rebounds and four assists. Rudy Gobert tallied 23 points, 17 boards plus three blocked shots. Derrick Favors added 13 points, 12 boards and three blocks.
Wizards outlast Grizzlies
Washington earned a 135-128 home victory Saturday night against Memphis to improve to 30-40 on the season and 22-13 at home. The Wizards outscored the Grizzlies by a count of 30-25 in the fourth quarter to put it away. Washington shot 41-of-81 from the floor, 17-of-35 from 3-point distance plus 36-of-43 from 3-point distance. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 40 points on 12-of-17 shooting including 9-of-12 from 3-point range plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. He added seven assists, five boards plus two steals. Jabari Parker notched 20 points off the bench plus 11 rebounds and two assists. Bobby Portis added 18 points, six caroms and two assists.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. Utah is 7-18-1 ATSin its last 26 Monday games.
The Wizards are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last six home games.
Washington has played well at home much of the season while Utah has been up-and-down on the road. With the Wizards capable of getting into a shootout and prevailing with anyone, I'm going to take the points with them especially since Beal is red-hot right now. Gobert could be a problem in the middle, but Washington matches up well enough everywhere else.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS +5.5