Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Hornets
The New Orleans Hornets are -7 point favorites over the Utah Jazz tonight.Â The over/under total for the game is set at 193 points.Â Tonights game is the regular season home finale for the Hornets.
Chris Paul was held scoreless for the first time in his career as the Hornets fell to the Memphis Grizzles 11-89 in Memphis on Sunday night. The four time All-Star missed all six shots from the field and both attempts from the line in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Grizzlies, and in the process the Hornets dropped into a tie with the Grizzlies for seventh place in the Western Conference.
It’s been a rough season for the Jazz who will miss the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. Since trading away Deron Williams, the Jazz are only 6-17 and fell for the 19th time in 11 games with a 111-102 loss at San Antonio on Saturday night. Al Jefferson led the way against the Spurs with 23 points. Rookie Derrick Favors, acquired in the Williams’ deal, had a season high 17.
The Hornets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, but just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games playing on zero days rest. The Jazz on the other hand are 4-17 against the spread in there last 21 games following against the spread win and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5 points.Â Head to head, the Jazz are 12-4 against the spread in the last 16 meetings and 4-1 in their last five meetings in New Orleans. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings while the under is 10-5 in the last 15 overall.
Although the Jazz has had some nice success over the Hornets in recent seasons, this is a far cry from team we are all used too. The Jazz is clearly going through the motions until the regular season comes to an end, while the Hornets are still fighting for playoff seeding. Look for Chris Paul and Hornets to bounce back here and win the game by more than 7-points tonight.
New Orleans Hornets -7 Utah Jazz