Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2014
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Amway Center in Orlando
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On Friday night, the Utah Jazz will be playing in the fourth of six consecutive road games when they visit the Orlando Magic. In their first meeting of the season, the Magic were able to defeat the Jazz by the score of 98-93 in Utah.
On Wednesday night, the Jazz snapped their three-game losing streak by beating the Miami Heat 105-87 on the road. They made 53 percent of their shots in that win while holding the Heat to a 38.6 field goal percentage.
So far this season, the Jazz are one of the worst scoring teams in the league while also giving up over 100 points per game. Small forward Gordon Hayward has been their go-to player this season and is currently averaging a team-high 19.1 points per game.
The Magic have now lost four out of their last five games after the Boston Celtics beat them 109-92 on the road on Wednesday night. They only made five of their 19 three-point attempts in that loss and were outrebounded 42-36.
Through their first 18 games this season, the Magic are near the bottom of the league in scoring and team assists per game. Small forward Tobias Harris has been hot recently and is currently averaging 18.4 points with 7.6 rebounds per game. Center Nikola Vucevic has scored 18.3 points per game while grabbing a team-high 11.6 boards per game.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
Utah Jazz are 13-13-0 Against the Spread
Utah Jazz are 13-12-0 against the Over/Under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic are 16-12-0 Against the Spread
Orlando Magic are 13-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/18/14 C Derrick Favors Ankle probable Friday vs. Orlando
11/16/14 F Aaron Gordon Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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