Dec 18th, 2012 by PJ LaFerla
The Utah Jazz will be on the road this Tuesday night, December 18, as they head to New York for a betting matchup against the Brooklyn Nets that is set to take place at the Barclays Center, with tip off schedule for 7:35 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have set the line to the advantage of the home team in this contest, listing the Nets as a -4 1/2 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at exactly 194 points.
The Jazz entering play tonight having lost two games in a row and now own a straight up record of 13 wins and 12 losses, which has them in 3rd place in the Northwest Division. They have underperformed against the spread, especially on the road, where they have a poor 4-9-1 record.
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-10 straight up on the season and have mediocre records against the spread. They are 12-10-1 ATS overall and 6-6-1 at home and as a favorite. Their defense has been superb all season, as they are giving up fewer than 94 points a night, which is 5th best in the league.
The Jazz are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games played on a Tuesday, but are only 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games played on the road.
They have stayed under the posted total in five straight games played after two days of rest.
The Nets are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played at home.
Four of their last five games played on a Tuesday have gone over the posted total.
The Nets are in a much better spot at home then the Jazz are on the road as far as covering the number is concerned. Brooklyn will get the straight up win in this contest, while also covering the point spread.
Nets -4 1/2
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