Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz 11/9/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz 11/9/22
Wed 9th November 2022

Expect a shootout when the Atlanta Hawks (7-3, 4-1 Home) welcome the Utah Jazz (9-3, 4-3 Away) on Wednesday. Utah dismantled the Los Angeles Lakers 139-116 at Vivint Arena on Monday, their third straight win. With 23 points, Lauri Markkanen was the scoring leader. Mike Conley chipped in with 14 points and 12 assists.

The Jazz are the first seed in the Western Conference, one game ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers. Atlanta won their third in a row in dominant fashion on Monday at State Farm Arena, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 117-98. Dejounte Murray had 25 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds, leading the team.

The Hawks are two games behind the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in fourth. This marks the first meeting of the season between the teams. Utah won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 110-98 triumph at Vivint Arena in November 2021, their fifth straight head-to-head victory.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 27 points. Kevin Huerter had 28 points in defeat. The Jazz have been led this season by Markkanen, who is averaging 21.9 points per game, best in the NBA. Markkanen also has grabbed 8.8 rebounds per game, most in the league.

Meanwhile, Conley is dishing 7.5 assists. Trae Young (28.2 ppg) has powered the Hawks on offense. He ranks as the 10th-highest scorer in the league. Young also has doled out 9.4 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. Clint Capela has pulled down 10.2 rebounds per game.

The Jazz and the Hawks are averaging 118.3 and 116.5 points per game, respectively, the top two teams in the league in scoring. The teams have split their last 10 games at State Farm Arena (5-5). In the last 10 games, Utah is 7-3 with an average margin of +4.6 (116.4-111.8). Atlanta has also gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 116.5 points per game on average while allowing 113.6 (+2.9 margin).

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Over 226.5 (-110)

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