Pick #1 – Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz
Tonight's NBA match up is a tale of two different teams. While the hornets are winners of 4 out of there last 5 games and playing some extremely efficient basketball the injury plagued Jazz are continuing to falter while featuring a meager 2 wins over there last 7 contests. While Charlotte has constantly been dealing with new injuries the Jazz are actually starting to get healthy again as Derrick Favors just got back to the court after a few weeks of being out. Charlotte injuries to mostly there big men is starting to result into a new style that much faster and more guard and scoring based which begins to play into our prediction here. Despite one team being on the winning upswing while another is on a losing downswing they both are putting a large amount of points as evidenced by the OVER hitting in 4 out of 6 of Utah's last games and 3 out the last 5 Charlotte runs. While the over is looking very appealing at the outset we have to start to feel really good about our side when we look back at the game these two teams played a mere 9 days ago January 18th 2016 in which the final score reached a whopping 124 – 119 for the Hornets. Even better in this game the Jazz must win by -6.5 at home so we can expect some high flying action as the Jazz try to keep up with the small ball playing Hornets. Charlotte also has a 12-8-1 o/u away record making it highly likely that they will be following with the trend of more scoring on the road as well. Now here is where things really start looking good for this pick. Looking at the offensive and defensive averages of both teams combined they score a collective 199.96 points while giving up 198.97 putting us easily above the set Over / Under line for this game and it gets better. Tracking the consensus pick percentage for this over /under bet we are seeing an extremely strong 71% position and is the clear leader on the board today so far. Opening as low as 191 on some betting sites and now moving to 191.5 we are beginning to see where the smart is pushing to one side and need to lock in the over before it goes higher. Holding at 191.5 we hope we can get our bets down well ahead of tip off before it really moves to much against us. We have to think the speedy guards will dominate this one on both sides and the Jazz should tons of inside looks as there newly healthy big men take on a depleted Hornets front court. The numbers are screaming OVER here and its hard to argue with them. Lets follow the smart money and recent numerical trends here and happily take the OVER of 191.5.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:05 PM
513 Charlotte Hornets +6½
514 Utah Jazz -6½
513 Charlotte Hornets Over 191½
514 Utah Jazz Under 191½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 191.5 (2 Units)
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