Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs Jazz NBA Odds
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(31-42) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz (44-29)
Date: Monday March 27
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -8
NBA Betting Total: 198.5
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The Pelicans have won 4 of their last 5 games with 3 of those wins coming against Western Conference teams that are in the playoff race.
New Orleans is4-games out of the 8th spot in the West and while they will likely not make the playoffs they have been solid as of late.
The Pelicans easily beat Denver in their last game without new star big man DeMarcus Cousin, who is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
The Jazz have lost 4 of their last 5 games and they are 1 game up on the Clippers for the 4th spot in the West, which would ensure them hosting a first round playoff series.
In their last games the Pelicans beat the Denver Nuggets 115-90 and the Jazz lost to the L.A. Clippers 108-95.
New Orleans Pelicans
This season the Pelicans rank 20th in the league in points per game and 16th in points allowed.
In their win over the Nuggets the Pelicans played well on both ends of the floor shooting 49.5% and holding Denver to 37.9% shooting. New Orleans broke the game open in the middle outscoring the Nuggets by 25 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarter.
Anthony Davis went big in the Denver game going for 31 points and 15 boards leading 7 players that scored in double figures.
Davis will need help in this game, especially if Cousins cannot go, facing Utah C Rudy Gobert, who anchors a solid defense.
The Pelicans are only 5-11-3 ATS in their last 19 games at Utah.
This season the Pelicans are only 12-24 on the road.
This season the Jazz only rank 29th in the league in points per game, but have the league’s best defense only allowing an average of 96.7 ppg.
In their loss to the Clippers the Jazz shot a similar FG%, but they got off to a very slow start getting outscored by 14 points in the first quarter. In the game they shot 43% from the floor and allowed the Clippers to shoot 44.7%.
Leading scorer for the Jazz Gordon Hayward was injured in the last game and while it is not serious he is a question mark for this game.
Gobert went for 26 points and 14 boards in the L.A. loss and only 3 Utah players scored in double figures.
George Hill (16.9 ppg) and Rodney Hood (12.8 ppg) both struggled with their shot in the Clippers game combining for 18 points and if Hayward cannot go they cannot let than happen again, as they will need to take up the scoring slack.
This season the Jazz are 24-12 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NO is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- NO is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference.
- NO is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
- UTAH is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- UTAH is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up loss.
- UTAH is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
This one is a tough call with Cousins and Hayward questionable and I don’t think Hayward will go and the Pelicans may not win, but will cover.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 98 New Orleans 97
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