A couple of hot hoops squads throw down on Tuesday night when the Brooklyn Nets host the Utah Jazz. Brooklyn has played great since Kyrie Irving’s return from injury. But will the Nets win and cover versus the hottest Western Conference team in the NBA? Or, will Utah get yet another victory? Check out the NBA odds, a preview and a free pick for Jazz vs Nets!
Jazz vs Nets 2020 NBA Lines, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 pm ET
- Where: Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY
- TV: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Jazz -2 ½
- Over/Under Odds: 218
Why the Utah Jazz are a good bet -2 ½?
In recent weeks, no team in the NBA has dominated as much as the Utah Jazz. Utah is a fantastic 9-1 SU and ATS in their last 10. The Jazz now rank first in 3-point percentage at 39%. They rank sixth in points allowed per game. Opponents average 105.7 per versus Utah. The Jazz has a real shot of beating the Nets and covering the spread on Jan. 14th.
- Points/G: 109.4
- Field Goal %: 47
- 3-Point %: 39
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 45.5
- Points/G: 105.7
- Field Goal %: 44.1
- 3-Point %: 34.0
- Free Throw %: 77.4
- Rebounds/G: 43.6
Why the Brooklyn Nets are a good bet +2 ½?
After upsetting Miami 117-113 on Jan. 10 without Irving, Kyrie returned in the next game. He keyed a big 108-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Irving went 10-of-11 from the field. He made his only 3-point attempt. Kyrie played less than 20 minutes in the first game back. Against Utah, he should play enough minutes to ensure a Brooklyn Nets’ cover win.
- Points/G: 109.7
- Field Goal %: 44.1
- 3-Point %: 33
- Free Throw %: 73.8
- Rebounds/G: 48.9
- Points/G: 111
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 34.8
- Free Throw %: 77.5
- Rebounds/G: 46.8
NBA Betting Trends for Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets
- Jazz are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall
- Utah is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite
- Over is 4-1 in Utah’s last 5 Tuesday games
- Brooklyn is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games at home as an underdog
- Nets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall
- Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog
- Under is 5-2 in Nets last 7 games following an ATS victory
Jazz vs Nets Final NBA Betting Analysis
Even though Brooklyn is a much better team with Kyrie Irving on the court, their star player won’t make enough of an impact on Tuesday. Since the day after Christmas, the Utah Jazz have played like an NBA Championship contender.
Utah has become ultra-efficient. Although they rank sixth in shooting percentage from the field and first from three, Utah averages 109.4 points per. That ranks eighteenth. It means the Jazz are taking their time when they’ve got the rock.
Brooklyn must counter the Jazz’s excellent frontcourt of Rudy Gobert, Bogdan Bogdanovich, and Royce O’Neale. But, how? That’s the problem for the Nets in this game. Irving won’t get easy looks because the Jazz rank seventh or better in 4 categories. Failing to contain Gobert and Bogdanovich should lead to a Brooklyn loss both SU and ATS. Back the Jazz to win another game and cover another spread.
NBA Free Pick: Jazz -2 ½