At 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets host the Utah Jazz in a non-conference matchup. The Nets (-114) are favored by one point over the Jazz (-106). The over/under line is set at 233.

Utah comes into this game with a record of 24-23 and is currently 10th in the Western Conference. They have won two straight games. On the other side, the Nets are 18-27 and are 11th in the Eastern Conference. Tipoff is at 7:30 ET and the game will be televised on YES.

UTAH JAZZ VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +1

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-106 in favor of the Jazz.
  • Our projections have Lauri Markkanen finishing with Lauri Markkanen points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Jazz finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.2% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can Utah Pull Off A Win at Barclays Center?

As the underdog, the Jazz are looking to make it three straight wins on the road and improve their overall record to 30-23. Currently, they are 9-17 on the road this season, which is 15th in the Western Conference.

Utah's ATS record on the road is 13-13, and they have covered the spread in two straight games. Overall, they are 29-18 ATS, with an average scoring differential of -8.8 points per game on the road.

In Western Conference play, the Jazz are 12-18 compared to 12-5 against non-conference opponents. This puts them in 10th place in the West, 4th in the Northwest Division.

In their last game, the Jazz defeated the Hornets by a score of 134-122. The O/U line for that game was 232 points, and Utah covered the spread as 10-point favorites.

This season, the Jazz have a 26-20-1 O/U record, and their games have averaged 237.2 points per game. Today's O/U line is set at 233 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Jazz are 11th in the league at 117.9 points per game. However, they are much better at home, where they average 123.9 points compared to 113 on the road (20th).

So far this season, Utah has outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Jazz are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. From two-point range, they are 15th in the league at 54%. In terms of three-point shooting, Utah is 11th in makes but just 20th in percentage (35%).

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Jazz is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 119.3 points per game (23rd). On two point field goal attempts, the Jazz's defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.8% and allowing 37.7% from beyond the arc.

Will the Nets Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Today, the Nets are favored by 1 point at home against the Jazz. This season, Brooklyn has gone 11-5 as the favorite and has been favored in 16 of their 45 games. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last five games as the favorite.

In terms of their ATS record, the Nets are 21-22 overall and 13-8 at home. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +2.1 points per game. On the road, their ATS record is 8-14.

Brooklyn's O/U record for the season is 22-23, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 228.2 points, and today's O/U line is set at 233.

In their last game, the Nets defeated the Rockets by a score of 106-104. They were favored by 4 points in that game and improved their record to 18-27. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 11th place.

Against teams from the Western Conference, the Nets are 5-13 compared to 13-14 against the East. Their non-conference ATS record is 12-15, and they are 7-22 as the underdog this season.

The Nets are one of the NBA's top three-point shooting teams, ranking 7th in both three-pointers made per game (13.6) and attempted (37.7). They are also 15th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. This season, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 42.2% of their games.

At home, the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game compared to 112.7 on the road. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 113.3 points per game. In their last three games, Brooklyn has scored below their season average.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Nets are 27th in the league at 45%. They are also 24th in pace at 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of two-point shooting, Brooklyn is 25th in both two-point shooting percentage (52%) and two-pointers made per game.

In terms of defense, Nets is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.9 points per game. For the season, Brooklyn is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team's are averaging 22.2 free-throws per game vs. the Nets and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.6%.