The Brooklyn Nets (18-20) will try to put an end to the nine-game winning streak of Utah when they welcome the Jazz (27-12) to Barclays Center. Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview
The last time the Jazz played, they defeated the Washington Wizards, 127-116, covering as 6.5-point favorites. With 21 points and 14 rebounds, Utah’s Rudy Gobert had a good performance. Utah dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.233 (above their season average of 0.210) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (above their season average of 20.2). Washington recorded marks of 0.161 and 22.0, respectively, for those same stats. The two teams combined to put up 243 points, which was well over the O/U total of 225.5.
The Nets will look to maintain momentum after comfortably covering the 9-point spread against the Atlanta Hawks in their last contest, 108-86. Jarrett Allen fueled Brooklyn with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Brooklyn dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below their season average of 22.9) and a free throw rate of 0.208 (above their season average of 0.195). Atlanta put up marks of 6.8 and 0.103, respectively, for those same stats. The two teams combined to account for 194 points, which came in well under the O/U total of 225.5.
The offense of Brooklyn will face off against the elite defense of Utah. The Nets rank 24th in offensive efficiency, while the Jazz are seventh in defensive efficiency. The Jazz figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.
Of Utah’s 39 games, 20 have finished under the projected point total, while 19 of Brooklyn’s 38 games have finished under the projected point total. The Jazz have the better straight up (SU) record (27-12 vs. 18-20), but both teams are right around the .500 mark against the spread (ATS).
These two clubs have already met once this season. The two teams combined to score 233 points in that game, which was over the projected point total of 219. The Jazz won 119-114, but were unable to cover as 7-point favorites. The Jazz played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb turnover percentage of 9.3 and a superb free throw rate of 0.293. The Nets had marks of 13.7 and 0.233, respectively, for those same stats. DeAndre Jordan recorded a double-double in the loss, with 15 points and 17 rebounds.
Jazz at Nets Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Jazz, ATS Winner – Jazz, O/U – Under
The Nets rank 15th in fast break points per game (12.8) while the Jazz rank 28th (10.4).
Brooklyn ranks 17th in assists per game (23.8) while Utah ranks 25th (22.0).
Brooklyn ranks second in rebounds per game (48.9) while Utah ranks 15th (45.5).
Brooklyn ranks 24th in points off turnovers per game (16.0) while Utah ranks 28th (14.7).
Utah is 10-10-1 ATS on the road, while Brooklyn is 11-8 ATS at home.
The total has gone under in 12 of the Jazz’s 21 road games, while 10 of the Nets’ 19 home games have gone under.
When allowing below 100 points, Utah is 10-1 and Brooklyn is 4-1.
The Nets are 18-15 when they score above 100 points, while the Jazz are 26-7.
The Nets rank 18th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Jazz rank 27th (4.1).
Brooklyn ranks seventh in second chance points per game (13.9) while Utah ranks last (11.0).
The Jazz rank third in three pointers allowed per game (31.2) while the Nets rank 21st (34.7).
The Nets rank 25th in steals per game (6.6) while the Jazz rank 29th (5.9).
Brooklyn ranks fourth in points in the paint per game (50.9) while Utah ranks 19th (47.0).
Brooklyn is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in its last five games.
Over its last five games, Utah is 4-1 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Nets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.6, up from 1.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Jazz have scored an average of 120.2 points per game (10.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 106.8 points per game (1.1 above their season average).