The Utah Jazz will be on the road Thursday taking the court against the Hawks at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Jazz will be looking for a fourth consecutive win after beating the Magic 109-102 at home on Tuesday. The Hawks will be looking to end a five game skid following a 143-120 loss against the Knicks in New York their last time on the court.
Utah will take the floor in this one 16-11 on the season following a 109-102 win at home against the Orlando Magic. Both Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic were able to put the ball in the basket for 30 points. Mike Conley passed the ball for a team-high six assists while Rudy Gobert pulled down 19 rebounds. Utah had five different players finish the game with at least 11 points.
The Jazz have been good for an average of 107.1 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 45.7 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 21.6 assists per night while grabbing 45.6 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 106.3 points per game to their opponents. Utah has been taking the ball away for 5.9 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 4.0 blocks. They will be looking for a fourth consecutive win.
Atlanta comes into this game 6-22 following a 120-143 loss in New York against the Knicks. Trae Young was able to connect on 16 of 29 from the field to lead the Hawks with 42 points while passing the ball for a team-high eight assists. Atlanta had three different players with five rebounds each while five different players finished the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Hawks have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 108.5 points per game this season while shooting 45.0 from the field. Atlanta has passed the ball for an average of 23.5 assists per night with 41.9 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Atlanta gives up 118.7 points per night. The Hawks average 8.3 steals per game to go along with 5.0 blocks. They will be looking to avoid a sixth consecutive loss.
Utah will tip this one off as six and a half point favorites with the total sitting at 224 on the game. I like Atlanta covering the six and a half points at home. No, I don’t see the Hawks getting a win but I like them keeping the game close. They average a point more per game than Utah, both teams shoot 45 percent from the field, and the Hawks are passing the ball for more assists. I think Atlanta is a much better team than their record shows. I like Atlanta plus six and a half points.
Utah is 7-13 in their previous 20 games against the Hawks.