The Utah Jazz (24-25) are favored by 7.5 points against the Charlotte Hornets (13-34) on January 23, 2023 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in a matchup that pits one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA (Jazz, fourth in points scored per game) against one of the worst defensively (Hornets, 28th in points conceded). A 240.5-point over/under has been set in this matchup.
How to bet Jazz vs. Hornets
Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Jazz as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -335 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +269 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 240.5 points.
Jazz vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 23, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-RM
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Jazz have 27 wins against the spread in 49 games this year. Utah has been chosen as the favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 10 times (45.5%) in those games. Jazz games this year have hit the over 28 times in 47 opportunities (59.6%).
The Hornets have 19 wins against the spread in 47 games this season. Charlotte has won eight of the 36 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (22.2%). Hornets games this season have gone over the point total 53.2% of the time (25 out of 47 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Jazz vs. Hornets Injury Report
Hornets: Cody Martin: Doubtful (Knee), LaMelo Ball: Questionable (Wrist/Ankle), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah has been led by its offense, as it ranks fourth-best in the NBA by averaging 117.5 points per game. It ranks 22nd in the league in points allowed (116.6 per contest). Offensively the Jazz have fared better in home games this season, posting 120 points per game, compared to 115.2 per game on the road. On offense, the Jazz have increased their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 118.5 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 117.5 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
Utah ranks fourth-best in the NBA by sinking 14.4 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 11th in the league at 36.5%. The Jazz are attempting 49.8 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 55.8% of the shots they’ve taken (and 65.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 39.5 treys per contest, which are 44.2% of their shots (and 34.2% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte is 19th in the league in points scored (112.6 per game) and third-worst in points conceded (118.9). The Hornets are scoring fewer points at home (109.7 per game) than away (114.9). Over their past 10 games, the Hornets are putting up 117.3 points per game, 4.7 more than their season average (112.6).
Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.1 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (33%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have attempted 36.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.4% of the Hornets’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73.6% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Jazz, and we project that Jazz will cover the spread (Jazz -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 240.5 points.
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