Pelicans vs Jazz Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/23

Pelicans vs Jazz Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/23

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Preview: Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Prediction KingPin Pro

New Orleans, LA; January 23, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: NO -6.5
Over/Under: 239.5

Game Overview

Witness a clash of Western Conference titans as the Utah Jazz (22-22) take on the New Orleans Pelicans (25-18) at the Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2024. With both teams aiming for playoff contention, this matchup promises high-stakes basketball. Dive into detailed insights covering team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and injury updates.

 

Team Statistics

Utah Jazz

The Jazz, with a 22-22 record (7-16 away), have been showcasing their best basketball lately. Led by Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson, they bring a mix of scoring and playmaking to the court.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, with a 25-18 record (13-9 at home), aim to defend their territory. Zion Williamson and Jonas Valančiūnas will play crucial roles in facing the Jazz's recent resurgence.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams currently have no injured players, ensuring a full-strength showdown on the court.

 

Recent Performances

Utah Jazz

The Jazz had a thrilling overtime loss against the Houston Rockets but displayed resilience in recent victories. Lauri Markkanen's scoring prowess makes them a formidable opponent.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans faced a recent loss against the Phoenix Suns and aim to bounce back at home. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram will be pivotal in securing a win against the Jazz.

 

Prediction

Expect an intense battle, with the Jazz showcasing their recent strong form. The +6.5 points spread for the Jazz seems favorable, given their recent performances. Lauri Markkanen's scoring and Jordan Clarkson's playmaking can keep the Jazz within reach, making them a solid pick to cover the spread.

Pick: Jazz +6.5

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