Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/21/2014
Saturday, March 22, 8:00 PM on FSFL, ROOT
Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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It'll take a true fan to enjoy Saturday night's 'battle' of two teams near the bottom of their respective conferences and mired in losing streaks. Utah has a firm lead on last place in the Western Conference but their 22 wins still place them well ahead of the Sixers and Bucks for worst in the entire NBA. In their last 10 games the Jazz only have one win and it was against lowly Philadelphia. The Jazz have actually only been favored in one of their last 10 games but have posted a 3-6-1 record against the spread.
Orlando is in the midst of a similar slide, losing 7 straight and 8 of 10. Similarly, those two victories also came against the 76ers. Since teams can't play Philadelphia every week, Orlando will look to get a road victory that would only be their 5th on the entire year. The Magic will have a slight fatigue edge after having two full days of rest before Saturday night's game, a welcome relief in the middle of a 4 game West Coast road trip.
The previous matchup between the teams was a low scoring affair that Utah was able to pull off on the road 86-82. The Jazz were getting 3 points in that game and were able to get the outright win to pay out +130 for backers that took the money line. The 168 points went well under the 195 total despite 30 points from Utah's Trey Burke and 9 total players in double figures.
Orlando is 11-22-3 ATS on the road this season
Orlando is 10-25-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Utah is 15-16-2 ATS at home this season
Utah is 17-15-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/19/14 G Jameer Nelson Knee questionable
03/18/14 G John Lucas III Ankle questionable
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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