Despite a drastic difference in their home and road records, the Utah Jazz made the playoffs last season. It might not be as easy for them to return to the postseason if that trend continues.
The Jazz hope to turn things around away from home Wednesday night when they open a three-game trip looking to avoid a fourth straight road loss to the New Orleans Hornets.
Utah (8-7) is 6-0 at EnergySolutions Arena, joining New York and Miami as the NBA's only undefeated teams at home.
The Jazz, however, are 2-7 on the road. They average 102.2 points and allow 92.8 at home, but give up 102.1 and score 96.7 per game on the road.
Those discrepancies are similar to last season, when the Jazz went 25-8 at home and 11-22 on the road but still earned the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Utah has won four of five overall, with the lone defeat coming Saturday at Sacramento. The Jazz trailed by 11 at halftime Monday against visiting Denver, but rallied to win 105-103.