Nets at Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 1/20/23

Utah Jazz (24-24) vs Brooklyn Nets (27-17)

Game Info: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -6.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Brooklyn Nets Preview

The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.7 points and 5.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz Preview

The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 24.8 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 21 points and 4 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is dishing 1.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Jazz are 11-24-1 ATS in their last 36 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Nets last 6 overall. The over is 6-2 in Jazz last 8 overall. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah and 8-19 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Brooklyn Nets are down many key players, and them being on the end of a back to back here doesn't help matters. The Utah Jazz continue to hang around, and they're at home here, where they win by an average of 5.3 points and shoot 48.4 percent from the field. Given the rest edge and the injuries for the Nets, I have to lay the chalk with the Jazz.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -6.5

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