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2021 NBA Handicapping
(26-28) Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz (41-14)
Date: Friday April 16th, 2021
Time: 3:00 EST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: +380 | -475
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 235
The Indiana Pacers get a mighty tough test this Friday, as they take on the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Pacers very well could be prepared for this tough test though with wins in 4 of their last 5 to give themselves a much better chance of making the playoffs then they had just a week ago.
The Pacers needed to shoot extremely well in their last game against Houston to secure the win with the Pacers shooting 53.2% from the field and 41.7% from beyond the arc and it is a little concerning that the Pacers needed to shoot that well in order to beat a team like Houston who has basically packed it in for the year.
Domantas Sabonis was also his usual self in that game against Houston putting up 22 points with 10 boards and 7 assists and he will once again be called upon for a big game here, as Utah is solid on the interior.
The Utah Jazz have dropped a few games in recent times, but they are coming off of a win over the OKC Thunder by a 10 point margin so they should be carrying over some of that momentum into this game with the Pacers.
Donovan Mitchell continues to have an All-Star level season averaging 26.5 points to go along with some decent peripheral stats, and although this is a well rounded team, the onus for most of the offense usually falls on the shoulders of Mitchell and it will be interesting to see if he can play in these upcoming playoffs like he did in the bubble last year.
Unfortunately, the Utah Jazz do have some injuries coming into this game though with Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles and Derrick Favors being listed on the injury list, so keep an eye out on the news before tip-off especially for Ingles and Clarkson, as they represent a couple of the Jazz’s better shooters.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Over is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 games as an underdog.
- Over is 12-5 in Pacers last 17 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 7-3 in Pacers last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Over is 17-8 in Pacers last 25 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The Indiana Pacers need to get out of their comfort zone here and push the pace on the Utah Jazz, as they really need to pick up the win here to keep their playoff hopes alive. I think that could lead to more possessions, as I feel the Jazz have no real issue with getting into a shootout type game with the position they are currently in and with the Pacers defense having a bit of a down year I can see them putting up a big total here.
So despite the 235 total which is pretty high for these two teams I do believe it is going to go over the total and so that is the way I am rolling this Friday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over the total
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