Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks - 11/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (4-3) vs Utah Jazz (6-1)
Game Info: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks play host to the Utah Jazz at the State Farm Arena on Thursday night.
The Utah Jazz have been in red-hot form as they’ve won six of their first seven games and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after outlasting the Kings in a 119-113 home win on Tuesday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 36 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Mike Conley drained six 3-pointers to finish with 30 points, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 12 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks. As a team, the Jazz shot 43 percent from the field and 14 of 48 from the 3-point line as they found themselves in a real arm wrestle with the Kings until the fourth quarter where they were able to use a pivotal 7-0 run to pull away and escape with the win.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost three of their past four games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting stopped by the Nets in a 117-108 road loss last night. DeAndre Hunter led the team with 26 points on 10 of 11 shooting, Trae Young added 21 points with nine rebounds and 10 assists while John Collins and Clint Capela each scored 13 points. As a team, the Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and 13 of 35 from the 3-point line as they fell behind early after allowing 35 points in the first quarter, before getting completely blown out in the third quarter where the Nets outscored them by 34-20 to put the Hawks behind by 17 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Jazz are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days’ rest.
The Jazz have hit the ground running this season, so it’s no surprise that they’ve opened as the minor road favorites in this spot, but they could be shorthanded in this one as Royce O’Neale and Donovan Mitchell are listed as questionable, while Rudy Gobert has already been ruled out. The Hawks have been a little banged up to start the season so they haven’t been able to build any momentum yet and their confidence took another hit after last night’s loss to the Nets. This is a tough one to pick but the Hawks need a win to steady the ship and I think they’re good enough to take advantage in this spot.