Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Hornets 1/23/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Hornets 1/23/23
Mon 23rd January 2023

The Charlotte Hornets (13-34, 8-18 Away) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top scoring teams when they are on the road to face the Utah Jazz (24-25, 15-9 Home) on Monday. Charlotte defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-118 at State Farm Arena on Saturday. With 34 points, Terry Rozier was the leading scorer.

Mason Plumlee was another key contributor with 25 points and 11 rebounds. The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. Utah lost on Friday at Vivint Arena, falling to the Brooklyn Nets 117-106. Jordan Clarkson had 29 points in the loss, leading the team. The Jazz are the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. Charlotte and Utah split their matchups last season, taking one game apiece. The Hornets came out on top in the last meeting 107-101 at Spectrum Center in March 2022. Miles Bridges led the Hornets with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Donovan Mitchell had 26 points and seven assists in the loss. The Hornets have been led this season by Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr., who are averaging 21.3 and 20.2 points per game, respectively. Rozier also has dished 5.3 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Plumlee is grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game. Lauri Markkanen (24.8 ppg) and Clarkson (21.2) have been the primary providers for the Jazz on offense. Markkanen also has posted 8.7 rebounds per game.

Mike Conley has tallied 7.5 assists per game. With 117.5 points per game, the Jazz are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league (5th). The Hornets are winless in their last 10 visits to Vivint Arena. Charlotte is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -4.7 (117.3-122.0). Utah has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 118.5 points per game on average while allowing 116.5 (+2.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:

Mason Plumlee: 17.2 | 11.8 | +5.4
Gordon Hayward: 9.0 | 12.9 | -3.9
Rebounds per game:
Mason Plumlee: 12.6 | 9.8 | +2.8
Nick Richards: 3.5 | 5.8 | -2.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Walker Kessler: 25.8 | 15.4 | +10.4
Points per game:
Mike Conley: 13.5 | 10.4 | +3.1
Rebounds per game:
Walker Kessler: 11.8 | 7.2 | +4.6
Assists per game:
Jordan Clarkson: 3.2 | 4.4 | -1.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Utah Jazz -7.5 (-115)

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