Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 15 (12/15): NBA

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 15 (12/15): NBA

 

Odds

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
Record 16-14 18-9
Home / road record 10-5 6-6
Streak W1 L1
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
 

Preview

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.  

 

Utah Jazz

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.

 

BETTING TRENDS

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.

 

Prediction

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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