Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz - 12/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz - 12/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (20-9) vs Charlotte Hornets (16-15)

Game Info: Monday, December 20, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -12 -- Over/Under: 234 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Utah Jazz look to rebound from back-to-back losses.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 115.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 20.3 points and 8.1 assists, while Miles Bridges is averaging 19.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Gordon Hayward is the third double-digit scorer and Terry Rozier is dishing 3.5 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.2 points and 5 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17 points and 3.8 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.1 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.

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The Hornets are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Jazz are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 10-1-1 in Hornets last 12 overall. The over is 11-3-1 in Jazz last 15 overall. The Hornets are 2-11-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Utah and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets are as healthy as they've been in weeks, and they're capable of rising to the occasion, but right now they're not playing good ball and are losing their last five games by an average of 9.4 points. The Utah Jazz are coming off two straight losses, but they're still a trustworthy squad that's winning their last five games by an average of 12 points. Thick line, but the Jazz have earned our respect. It's the home team or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -12

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