Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz - 1/12/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz - 1/12/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (28-13) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (23-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -6.5 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz look to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 107.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 19.4 points and 7.3 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 16.9 points and 10.9 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Love is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.9 points and 5.2 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games. The Cavaliers are 1-8-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Utah and 5-16-3 ATS in the last 24 meetings.

It was a struggle offensively when these clubs met a little over a month ago, and you probably shouldn't expect much different here. Both the Jazz and Cavs are above average defensively, and the under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings between these clubs. The under has cashed in four straight games for the Cavs. This should be a physical, slow paced game where points are tough to come by. Give me the under the hefty total.

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