Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 15 (12/15): NBA
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- Dec 15, 2022, 3:09:23 AM
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Jazz money line||+105|
|Jazz spread||+1.5 (-110)|
|Pelicans money line||-122|
|Pelicans spread||-1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||231.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Utah Jazz||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Home / road record||10-5||6-6|
|Points per game||117.00||117.00|
|Points allowed per game||115.33||110.67|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||45.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||43.67||41.33|
|Over / under record||15-15||14-13|
The Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet again at the Vivint Arena on Thursday night. These teams already faced each other earlier twice this season and the Jazz have won both games as underdogs.
The Jazz get here with a 16-14 record overall and are 10-5 at home so far this season ranking 3rd in the Northwest Division. The Jazz have gone 14-9 against Western Conference opponents. Utah has a 4-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer..
Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19.5 points and 4.8 assists for the Jazz. Markkanen is averaging 22.1 points and 8.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for Utah.
In their last 10 games, the Jazz are 4-6, averaging 117.5 points, 44.5 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points per game.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans get here with an 18-9 record and are 6-6 on the road this season ranking 1st in the Southwest Division. The Pelicans are 12-6 against Western Conference opponents. New Orleans is third in the Western Conference giving up just 111.0 points while holding opponents to 46.1% shooting.
Zion Williamson is averaging 25 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 12.7 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 8-2, averaging 117.0 points, 45.3 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 9.8 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Utah.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Utah.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans' last 12 games on the road.
New Orleans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games.
Utah are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games against New Orleans.
Utah are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games at home.
The Pelicans have been on fire and were on an 8 game winning streak but fell against the Jazz 2 days ago in Utah now they'll look for revenge as they have lost twice against them this season. The Jazz have won 10 of their 15 games at home this season but have lost 8 of their last 12 games overall. Utah had a 59-43 rebounding advantage and 19 offensive boards the last game which I see very hard to repeat with Zion in front, also It's always hard to beat the same team twice even at home so I'm rolling with the Pelicans on this one.
PICK: Pelicans -1.5 (-110)
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