Hawks vs. Jazz Prediction

NBA Predictions: Hawks vs. Jazz to turn into a Defensive Struggle? 3/20/18

Is tonight's matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Jazz in Utah a great spot for bettors to play the under?

Game Snapshot

(659) Atlanta Hawks at (660) Utah Jazz

Monday, March 20, 2018

TV: N/A, 9:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Jazz are 13-point home favorites to upend the Hawks while the over/under sits at 208 points for tonight's game.

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LINE MOVEMENT

Utah opened as a 13.5-point home favorite but the line has dropped a half-point down to 13. The betting total, meanwhile, hit the board at 208 and that's where the number remains at the majority of online sportsbooks.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 72% of the betting tickets are currently on the under.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

Kent Bazemore (knee) is out for the year for the Hawks, who are also missing John Collins (ankle), Malcolm Delaney (ankle), and Jaylen Morris (ankle). Derrick Favors, meanwhile, is out for the Jazz, who will also not have Raul Neto (wrist) and Thabo Sefolosha (knee, out for the year).

BETTING STRATEGY

When these two teams meet, 'under' bettors rejoice. In the last seven meetings between these two teams, the under is 5-2. In the last five meetings in Utah, the under is 4-1. The under is also 7-1 in the Hawks' last eight road games, is 8-2 in their last 10 matchups versus the Western Conference, and is 5-0 in their last five road games when facing a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. On the other side, the under is 7-0 in the Jazz' last seven games against non-conference competition, is 9-2 in their last 11 games coming off a win, and is 10-3 in their last 13 games overall.

 

OUR PREDICTION: HAWKS/JAZZ UNDER 208

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