Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz - 1/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz - 1/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (7-4) vs Atlanta Hawks (5-5)

Game Info: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -6.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 24.8 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.7 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.4 points and 4.9 assists while Mike Conley is averaging 17.3 points and 5.6 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.2 rebounds per game.

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The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Hawks last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 home games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Utah.

I'm not sure what the issue is with the Atlanta Hawks, but they're not shooting to their ability and the loses and failed covers are becoming worrisome. The Hawks simply aren't living up to expectations and aren't a team I'm eager to back. The Utah Jazz are playing decent basketball as of late and have covered five of their last seven contests. Line is a bit on the thick side, but I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Jazz. The Hawks are giving me bad vibes right now.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -6.5

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