Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, and Algorithm Picks from the SportsGrid Betting Model
Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz NBA Game Information
Hornets (14-15) vs. Jazz (24-6)
Date: Monday, February 22
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Vivint Smart Home Arena
TV Coverage: ATRM, FSS
Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: Hornets +561 / Jazz -822
Spread: Hornets +12 (-110) Jazz -12 (-110)
Total: 229 (-110)
Odds to Win NBA Championship: Hornets +16000 Jazz +900
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Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz News and Notes
Despite seeing their second nine-plus win streak of the season come to an end on Friday night, the Utah Jazz continue to be the class of the NBA. Utah battled a fully loaded Clippers team welcoming back Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in LA for all they could handle but came up just short. A game-high 35 points by Donovan Mitchell was not enough to get by Kawhi, who led five Clippers in double-figures with a team-high 29 on the night. The Defensive Player of the Year favorite at FanDuel’s Sportsbook, Rudy Gobert, pulled down a game-high 15 boards while adding three blocks. Jordan Clarkson, the Sixth Man of the Year favorite, chipped in with 19 off the bench in Utah’s second loss in their past 22 games.
Utah was coming off an impressive ten days before falling to LA in Game 2 of their back-to-back set. Not only was their nine-game streak something to see, but the quality of the teams they were beating can not be discounted. Since February 7, the Jazz has beaten the Pacers, Celtics, Bucks, Sixers, and Clippers. Not only did they beat these current playoff teams but by an average margin of defeat of 13 points. Utah hasn’t lost back-to-back games in nearly two months and will try not to look past the Hornets and get caught in a trap game. The Jazz is coming off those two games with the Clippers and will play the Lakers on Wednesday, a pair of teams within three games of Utah. Charlotte won’t care about Utah’s aspirations, and this team who has been playing better will be amped to try and hand them their first losing skid since the first week of January.
The Hornets are coming off a razor-thin win over Golden State on Saturday for their fourth victory in their past six games. Terry Rozier hit a pair of free throws to tie things up at 100 with nine seconds left before nailing the game-winning jumper leaving zeros on the clock for the 102-100 win. Rozier put up a game-high 36 for the Hornets, almost equaling the team’s next three highest scorers. PJ Washington had 15, Gordon Hayward added 13, and Miles Bridges chipped in ten off the bench. This was the fourth-straight game Rozier has gone above 30 and is averaging 36 over that span. The scoring surge has the former Celtic less than a point behind team-scoring leader Gordon Hayward and his 21.9 points per game. Rozier is having the best campaign of his six-year NBA career, putting up career-highs in points, field goal percentage, three-pointers, and steals.
Charlotte will look for their fifth win in their past seven and try to get to .500 for the first time since early January when they were 6-6. They’ll likely have to do it without point guard Devonte’ Graham, who missed the Hornets’ win over the Warriors and has missed four of the past six games with knee issues.
It’s been no secret how dominant Utah has been against the streak. Before the loss to LA, the Jazz covered eight straight, following an 11-game spread streak in January. Utah is an NBA-best 22-8 against the spread this season and has covered in 12 of 15 home games. Charlotte has failed to cover just three times in their past ten and have hit the over in their past six as a road dog. Utah has covered in three straight and five of six against the Hornets, including a 138-121 win over Charlotte this season.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz Predictions and Picks
SG Betting Model Win Probability: Hornets 26.56% Jazz 73.44%
SG Betting Model ML Star Rating: Hornets – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Spread Star Rating: Hornets – 4.5 stars
SG Betting Model Total Star Rating: Under – 4
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