Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz - 2/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (24-6) vs Charlotte Hornets (14-15)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -12.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 21.1 points and 3.1 assists. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is dishing 5.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning 20 of their last 22 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.6 points and 5.1 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.2 points and two assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Jazz are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Hornets last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 home games. The Hornets are 2-10-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Utah and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are a team I've blindly backed for much of this season and I've said countless times you should do the same until the tickets stop cashing. The tickets haven't stopped cashing, but now oddsmakers are getting out of hand. The Charlotte Hornets are a scrappy, young team that doesn't get blown out often, and they're only losing on the road by an average of two points and 0.1 points in the underdog role. This line is a little too rich for me. Give me the Hornets and the points.