Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game. Utah looks to remain undefeated at home as they host the Hawks who are on a 4-game losing streak. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
This will be Atlanta’s 2nd game in two days after they got destroyed by Stephen Curry and the Warriors last night. Steph finished the game with 50-points and 9 three-pointers made, while the Hawks fell 127-113. They are now just 1-6 on the road this season and hardly resemble the team that reached the Eastern Conference finals last season. Their three-point shot has disappeared, they are only 26th in the NBA making just 31.5% of their attempts. Playing on 0 days of rest has been an issue for this team for quite a while now, they are just 2-6 ATS in the last 8 such games. It’s even worse on the road where they’ve failed to cover the spread in their last 8 games.
Utah is also in a bit of a slump following back-to-back losses against the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. They were 10 point favorites against the Magic, but a poor shooting night cost them the game. Donovan Mitchell went just 8-for-24 from the field and 2-for-12 from three-point land in his second game back. As a team they finished the game shooting just 19% from downtown. But, knowing the mentality of this Jazz team they’ve already moved on from that and have re-focused for tonight’s game. Bettors love backing them at home, they’ve covered the spread in 6 of their last 8 games there and are 3-0 to start the season.
Atlanta right now is just struggling a lot, they are 27th in defensive efficiency and we saw last night what happens when they bump into an elite talent like Curry and the Warriors. Tonight’s game should be no different, I’m expecting the Jazz to dominate the game in all facets and cover the spread at home.
Utah Jazz – Atlanta Hawks Odds
Utah Jazz – Atlanta Hawks Predictions
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If we analyze the last 10 meetings between these two teams we can see some interesting numbers. For example, the Hawks have averaged just 98.2 points in those 10 games, showing just how much they struggle against the Jazz. With their defense struggling a lot recently it puts us in a difficult spot when it comes to backing the points here. Over their last 5 games they’ve allowed 127, 121, 116, 117 and 111 points and generally when they allow a ton of points they also score a decent amount. The Jazz are coming off a sub-par performance against the Magic where they managed only 100 points. We all know they are much better than that and it’s hard to imagine them shooting sub 40% two games in a row. I think they’ll exploit every possible weakness this Hawks team has on the defensive end and finish the game with enough points to push the total over.
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