Jazz vs. Hornets Prediction
Are the Hornets a good bet to cover as a small favorite tonight versus the Jazz at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hornets are 2.5-point home favorites versus the Jazz after opening as a 2-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 193.5 before being bet down to 193.
JAZZ KEY TRENDS: The Jazz are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games versus Eastern Conference favorites and have cashed in four of their last five games overall. That said, they have failed to cover in 11 of their last 13 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and are just 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games versus a team with a winning record.
HORNETS KEY TRENDS: The Hornets are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games and have covered in five of their last six when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the Hornets have failed to cover in all five of their last five games when facing an opponent from the Northwest Division.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team has been a great play, going 19-6-2 against the spread in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and the favorite is 4-0-1 at the betting window in the last five games in this matchup. The Jazz, meanwhile, is just 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 games in Charlotte and is just 3-11 against the number in their last 14 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
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