NBA Picks: Jazz vs Hawks Odds – Basketball Betting
Friday night basketball betting on ESPN will feature a battle between the Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks followed by the Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder at 9:30pm EST with both games also available online at ESPN3.com. Tip-off from the Phillips Arena is schedule for 7:00pm EST and online sportsbooks have opened with the Hawks -3 favorites in NBA picks at home vs the Jazz with an over/under total of 200 for the game that can be seen nationally on ESPN television. Sportsbooks also favor Atlanta -155 in money line NBA odds vs Utah +135 for Friday’s game.
The Utah Jazz have gone 3-0 in their past three match-ups defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 109-107 and Miami Heat 116-114 in overtime wins before traveling to face the Orlando Magic and hand them a 104-94 loss heading into Friday night basketball betting odds vs the Hawks. It seems as if the Jazz like to come from behind as they fought back from an 18-point deficit to defeat the Clippers, a 22-point deficit vs the Heat and were down by 18-points in the third quarter vs the Magic. Utah defeated Orlando by 10-points and embarrassed the Vegas NBA odds by winning outright as 10.5-point underdogs to go 4-4 ATS for the season. “It says we have a lot of fight in us, but we can’t keep relying on getting down and coming back, especially on the road,” G Deron Williams said heading into NBA picks as underdogs yet again. “It happened for us two nights in a row, but consider us lucky.”
The Hawks on the other hand went 6-0 for their first six matches but have turned the winning streak around with three straight losses to the Phoenix Suns 114-18, Orlando Magic 89-93 and Milwaukee Bucks 91-108 on Wednesday night. Atlanta lost outright by 17-points and couldn’t cover the spread as 6.5-point favorites to go 4-5 ATS in NBA odds or the season. “When adversity hit us in the face, we went our separate ways,” said Josh Smith, who leads the Hawks in rebounds this season averaging 9.4 per game. “We’ll figure out what’s going wrong, and we’ll fix it really quick.” NBA basketball betting trends have Atlanta going 17-5 for their last 22 games at Phillips Arena but Utah has gone 5-1 for their last six game overall. Bet the Hawks -3 as favorites in NBA picks at home vs the Jazz with an instant 10% deposit bonus and wager on every pass, shot, foul and score with Bodog Live.
NBA Basketball Picks: Utah Jazz +3
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