Tip-off for this non-conference matchup is set for 7:30 ET at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Hawks (-132) are favored by two points over the Jazz (+109), and the over/under line is set at 236.5.

Utah (27-31) is currently 11th in the Western Conference, while Atlanta (25-32) is 10th in the East. The game will be televised on BSSE.


The Pick: Utah Jazz +2

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-103 in favor of the Jazz.
  • Our projections have Lauri Markkanen finishing with Lauri Markkanen points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Jazz finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.7% and knocking down 11 threes.

Can Utah Pull Off a Road Win?

As the underdog, the Jazz have gone 15-26 this season and are 3-point underdogs today. In their last three games as the underdog, they have failed to cover the spread.

On the road, Utah has an average scoring differential of -10.0 points per game. They are 9-20 straight up on the road and 13-16 ATS. In the Western Conference, their road ATS record is 13-16.

In their last game, the Jazz beat the Spurs by a score of 128-109. They were favored by 7 points and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 239.5.

This season, Utah has an O/U record of 32-25-1, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. On average, their games have scored 238.4 points.

Utah’s win over the Spurs improved their overall record to 27-31. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 11th place. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 14-22 and 5-6 in their division.

On the road this season, the Jazz are averaging 112.8 points per game, which is 20th in the league. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 118 points per game. When it comes to pace, Utah is 8th in the NBA.

Utah has been a strong offensive rebounding team this season, ranking 3rd in the league. They are also 7th in assists at 28.5 per game.

So far this year, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.3% of their games. From the free-throw line, they are 5th in free throws made per game.

Coming into the game, the Jazz will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 120.4 points per game (25th). Most recently, the Jazz’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 109 points to the Spurs.

Can the Hawks Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

In their last game against the Magic, the Hawks won by a score of 109-92. They were favored by 1.5 points going into the game, giving them an ATS win.

Looking at their season-long O/U record, the Hawks are 31-26. Today’s O/U line of 236.5 is lower than the average of 240.5 in their games.

For the season, Atlanta is 18-39 against the spread and 9-21 ATS at home. As the favorite, they are 10-22 ATS at home and 18-14 straight-up.

On the season, the Hawks have an average scoring differential of -1.0 points per game at home. In the Eastern Conference, they are 10th with a record of 25-32.

So far, Atlanta has played in games with higher O/U lines than 236.5 in 41 of their 57 games. The average combined scoring total in their games is 244.4 points.

Overall, the Hawks are 3rd in the Southeast Division and have gone 15-24 against other Eastern Conference teams. In non-conference games, they are 10-8.

When playing at home, the Hawks are one of the top-scoring teams in the league, averaging 123.5 points per game (3rd). On the season, they are 4th in the NBA with 121.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 4th in the league at 101.4 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.2% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is 23rd in the league at 46%. However, they are one of the top teams in terms of free throw attempts, averaging 25 per game (5th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 6th in the league in both attempts (38 per game) and makes (13.7 per game). However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (19th).

So far, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 29th in the league at 123.3 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Hawks are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.