The Utah Jazz (-482) host the Charlotte Hornets (+363) in a non-conference matchup at the Delta Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET and the game will be televised on KJZZ.

The Jazz (26-30) are currently favored by 10 points and have lost four straight games. The Hornets (13-41) have won three straight games and are 13th in the Eastern Conference.


The Pick: Utah Jazz -10

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 136-85 in favor of the Jazz.
  • Our projections have Lauri Markkanen finishing with Lauri Markkanen points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Jazz finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.3% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can the Hornets Grab a Win in Salt Lake City?

The Hornets come into today’s game as 10-point underdogs and have covered the spread in their last three games. As the underdog, they have gone 11-39 straight-up and 20-28 against the spread.

Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 28-26, and the under has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 228 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 230.5.

In their most recent game, the Hornets defeated the Hawks by a score of 122-99. Charlotte was getting 7 points going into the game, and the combined scoring was well below the O/U line of 238.5.

With a record of 13-41, the Hornets are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-25 and 4-16 in non-conference games.

On the road, Charlotte is 5-20 for the season, and they have covered the spread in their last three games away from home. Their ATS record on the road is 8-17 compared to 12-15 at home.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets are 28th in the league at 108.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 107.9 points per game.

So far this season, Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in 37.0% of their games. However, they are just 27th in field goal percentage at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 20th in both three-point percentage (36%) and three-point attempts (33.1 per game).

At present, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 24th, allowing 119.4 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.8% from downtown.

Will Utah Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Today, the Jazz are favored by 10 points against the Hornets. This season, Utah has been favored in 15 of their 56 games and has a record of 11-4 as the favorite. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +6.9 points per game.

Utah has gone 32-23-1 on the over/under this season, including hitting the over in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged 238.8 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 230.5.

Utah’s last game was a 140-137 loss to the Warriors. The O/U line for that game was 240 points. The Jazz were 2.5-point underdogs in that game, and they have now lost four straight games against the spread.

In the Western Conference, the Jazz are currently in 11th place with a record of 26-30. Against the West, they are 13-22 and 5-6 against teams in the Northwest Division. At home, the Jazz are 17-10 compared to 9-20 on the road.

At home, the Jazz are one of the top-scoring teams in the league, averaging 123.7 points per game (3rd). Overall, they are 11th in the NBA with 118 points per game. In terms of pace, Utah is 10th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

One area where the Jazz have been strong this season is offensive rebounding. They are 2nd in the NBA with 12.9 offensive boards per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Utah is 20th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 12th in the NBA with 13.3 made threes per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is 22nd at 35%. In terms of free throw attempts, Utah is 12th in the league at 23.2 per game.

Currently, the Jazz’s defense holds the 26th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.7 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 15.1 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 6th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.