NBA Betting Predictions: Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks

NBA Betting Predictions: Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks

 

Tonight two streaking teams go head to head as the Utah Jazz on a six consecutive winning streak travel to take on the Atlanta Hawks who have back to back win in their last two road games. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Hawks as -1 point favorites over the surging Utah Jazz.

On Saturday the Atlanta Hawks picked up a 95-92 come from behind victory on the road against the Washington Wizards. Atlanta shot 48.7% from the floor and hit 7 out of 23 three-point shots, but struggled at the foul line hitting 14 out of 21. They turned the rock over a few more times (12) than the Wizards (8) but made up for it with a huge fourth quarter 27-14 scoring rally.

Josh Smith who has been on fire as of late led the Hawks in scoring with 20 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, made two dimes and two blocked shots. Marvin Williams played good off the bench with 13 points on 5 for 11 shooting and 1 out of 3 from down town. Jeff Teague ran the offense nicely with a game high 9 assists to go with his 10 points while Zaza Pachulia put up 13 points on some great shooting from the floor hitting five out of six.

Friday night the Utah Jazz picked up their sixth win in a row with a 121 – 102 beat down to the traveling Denver Nuggets. Shooting a staggering 59.3% from the floor and hitting an also impressive 7 out of 15 three-point shots. Their defense also created many problems for the Nuggets as they forced a whopping 19 turnovers.

The games leading scorer was Al Jefferson with 23 points as he was on fire shooting 11 out of 16 from the floor. Gordon Hayward also had a nice game with 15 points on four for seven shooting from the paint and hitting two out of his three shots from behind the arc to go with 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Devin Harris scored 13 to go with a game high nine dishes, and Alec Burks lead the bench with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting and hitting one out of two of his three’s.

NBA Betting Prediction: Both the Utah Jazz and the Atlanta Hawks are playing great basketball as of late so this is a tough choice. I am going to have to go with the Atlanta Hawks who have won four out of their last five meetings against the Jazz.

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