Hornets vs. Jazz Prediction
After getting destroyed last night at Golden State, will the Charlotte Hornets struggle again tonight when they face the Utah Jazz at 9PM ET?
575 Charlotte Hornets vs. 576 Utah Jazz
Monday, April 1, 2019
9PM ET – Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jazz are the clear favorite tonight, as they are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 72 percent going on Utah. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hornets struggling out West
Charlotte is coming off a 137-90 loss at Golden State last night. They also lost to the Lakers on Friday, 129-115. The Hornets are 35-41 overall, 11-26 on the road, 35-40-1 against the spread and 42-33-1 with the over. Charlotte is still alive in the playoff picture, but 3 games behind Miami for eighth with 6 games to play.
The Hornets are putting up 110.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting 44.6 percent as a team. The defense is giving up 112.2 points per game on defense while opponents shoot 47 percent against them. Kemba Walker is putting up 25 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Jazz on a win streak
Utah is coming off a 128-124 win at home over the Wizards on Friday. The Jazz have won four straight and nine of their last 10. The Jazz are 46-30 on the season, 26-12 at home, 40-34-2 against the spread and 39-36-1 with the under. Utah is fifth in the West right now, but tied with the Clippers. Portland is 2 games above them in fourth.
The Jazz are a strong defensive team, giving up 106.2 points per game while opponents shoot just 45.1 percent against them. Offensively, Utah is putting up 111.2 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent as a team. Dante Exum and Derrick Favors are both out tonight with injuries. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 23.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is adding 15.7 points and 12.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games against a winning team.
The Jazz are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 overall and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against a losing team.
The Hornets are playing their third game in four days out west and the first two have been a disaster. Charlotte wasn’t ever competitive last night against Golden State and I see more of the same tonight against Utah. The Jazz still have something to play for and will have the fresh legs at home tonight.
NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -11.5