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Hawks vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz
- Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds UTA -1, ATL +100 | UTA -122 O/U 240.5
The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-26. So far, the team has gone 23-28-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Atlanta is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Hawks are coming off a 132-100 win over the Suns. This away win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. Atlanta was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Suns to cut into their 19 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Dejounte Murray, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 61.5% of his shots.
The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-26. So far, the team has gone 29-22-2 against the spread. Utah comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 5.5 points per game
The Jazz will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Raptors by a score of 131-128. Heading into the game, they were 2 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. The Jazz made things more interesting than they hoped, as they gave back some of their 5 point halftime lead, by being outscored in the 2nd half. Leading the team in scoring was Lauri Markkanen, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 53.8% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Hawks saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Jazz, averaging 98.0 points per game. While the Hawks struggled on offense in the series, the Jazz maintained their usual level of scoring at 113.0 vs Atlanta. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 5-0 in favor of the Jazz. In these matchups, Utah has averaged 115 points per game, while allowing 99. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 214 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 116.5 points per game. In terms of pace, the Hawks are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.9 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 1st in the league in made field goals per game.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 27.0 points per game. For the season, he is 7th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.8% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 2.9 boards and 9.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 27th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 47 games, he is averaging 21.2 and is 79th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 53 games, Utah is the 4th best scoring team at 117.8 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Jazz are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.9 per contest. A key reason behind the team’s overall offensive success is their ability to knock down the 3-point shot. Despite their slow style of play, their 3-point shooting percentage of 36.8% has help make up for fewer opportunites.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Jazz are giving up an average of 107.57 points per game, good for 10th in the NBA.
Power-Foward Lauri Markkanen currently leads the Jazz at 24.9 points per game. For the season, he is 74th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 18.1% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Markkanen is averaging 8.7 boards and 1.8 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 27th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jordan Clarkson enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 52 games, he is averaging 20.9 and is 122nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Hawks vs Jazz Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz -1
- Free Total Prediction: Over 240.5