Basketball betting on Thursday includes an excellent matchup in Utah as the Jazz host the Orlando Magic in a game that can be seen on TNT.
It is the third-game of a four-game road trip for the Magic. Not many teams have done well at Utah in recent seasons but the Magic have won four of the last seven at Utah in NBA betting.
Basketball betting has the Magic concluding their road trip tomorrow night at Phoenix. Normally the Jazz would hold the edge over a team playing at home but Utah is in the second half of a back-to-back in basketball betting as they had to play at the Los Angeles Lakers last night.
Orlando is 7-13 all-time at Utah but the Magic are 4-3 in the last seven at Salt Lake City. Overall, the Magic have won seven of the last ten against the Jazz and they are a sparkling 8-1-1 against the basketball betting odds in those games. Last year the Magic defeated the Jazz 105-87 at home and they won 103-94 at Utah in NBA betting.
Orlando has been a solid team on the road in basketball betting and that is nothing new. The Magic were excellent on the road a year ago in NBA betting. The Magic have a very good recipe for winning in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in scoring and 7th in fewest points allowed. Anytime a team is in the Top 10 in both scoring and defense they are usually a good team to follow in basketball betting, especially on the road. Dwight Howard has been leading the Magic in scoring at almost 18 points per basketball betting game.
Utah started slowly this season in basketball betting but they have played better of late, particularly at home. The Jazz are 8-4 in NBA betting at home this season. They are also a team that goes over the basketball betting total at home as 8 of their 12 home games have gone over. The Jazz are 12th in the league in scoring and 16th in defense so they need to improve those basketball betting numbers a little bit if they expect to make the playoffs. Carlos Boozer is having another excellent season for the Jazz as he is averaging just over 21 points per game this basketball betting year while Deron Williams is leading the team in assists.