Free NBA Hoops Pick: Jazz vs Pelicans Lines
Looking for Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans free plays? NBA betting sees the Jazz taking on the Pelicans on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Smoothie King Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
28-32 (9-20 V) Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans 23-37 (16-14 H)
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: PK
NBA Betting Total: 199
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Two teams in danger in the Western Conference go at it on Saturday as the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans battle in New Orleans.
The Pelicans are in more danger of the two in the standings, but now the Jazz also sit on the outside looking in after their most recent struggles.
New Orleans is pretty much in a do or die situation with teams in front of them, needing every win possible.
The Jazz will be dealing with a back to back in Memphis on Friday and then here in New Orleans on Saturday.
That doesn’t bode well for a team that has dropped 4 straight games. Utah has really tapered off since beating Houston to jump them for the 8th spot in the conference. Now, the danger is on as they have fallen 1.5 games back of Houston for that 8th seed.
Utah has struggled to get production and things may be looking worse for them heading into this back to back. Utah looks to be without Rodney Hood, who is battling a concussion after colliding with a Raptors’ player last time out.
That puts more pressure on Gordon Hayward, who has scored 20 or more points in 8 of the last 11 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans sits in 12th, 7.5 games off the pace of that 8th spot.
New Orleans looks to rebound at home, a place where they have played better. They are currently 16-14 SU inside Smoothie King Arena. They haven’t been the best for backers, as they have gone just 13-17 ATS.
Back on 2/10, the Pelicans took down the Jazz at home, 100-96. New Orleans shot 47% in the win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games.
- Jazz are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
Both teams are in trouble. The Pelicans may be too far out while the Jazz just haven’t found any scoring.
Key Gordon Hayward here. He is the player that drives this Utah offense, and if he gets going, so will Utah.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 199
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 107 – New Orleans 105
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