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2021 NBA Handicapping
(8-6) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz (8-5)
Date: Tuesday, November 16th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers | Jazz (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -9
NBA Betting Total: 217
Tuesday, November 16th finds the Philadelphia 76ers visiting the Utah Jazz for the first meeting between the teams this season.
Utah last played Saturday in a game that saw them almost erase a 27 point deficit but succumb to the Heat. The 76ers are riding a five-game losing streak having lost again Saturday to the Pacers.
In short order, the two teams who occupied the top of their conferences with the best records have plummeted down the standings. Entering this week the 76ers have dropped to sixth and likewise, the Jazz is now fifth.
Last season the clubs played twice each winning on their home court. The Jazz holds the all-time record with 56 wins in 103 matches.
At the start of last week, the 76ers were riding high sporting a six-game win streak and defying the odds of missing players due to injury plus seemed to be navigating the whole Ben Simmons impasse without it affecting the team.
Just goes to prove how quickly things can change. Last Monday, the 76ers discovered Joel Embiid had contracted COVID and would miss at least 10 days. Seven days later they are on a four-game losing streak and hitting the road for a five-game West Coast swing.
Despite losing four games in a row, Doc Rivers got a competitive effort from his undermanned squad. In clutch time they either tied (Raptors) were within one point (Knicks, Bucks) or five points (Pacers) although they lost each match.
Things get tougher this week with Philly on the road facing bigs Rudy Gobert, Nikola Jokic, and Jusuf Nurkic. Andre Drummond will be outmatched by the first two and while he might have the edge over Nurkic the Blazers guards will force him to guard pick and roll constantly.
Matisse Thybulle (COVID) is listed as questionable for Tuesday, and at worst should return during the road trip. Embiid (COVID), Grant Riller (knee), and Ben Simmons (personal) are out indefinitely.
A week ago Saturday, the Jazz sat atop the West, were unbeaten at home, and held a 7-1 record. Flash forward to present, and Utah has lost four of five, two in a row at home, and fallen to fifth in the West.
They get a break in the schedule this week with home games versus the Embiid-less Sixers and Raptors, plus the Kings on the road. Although that’s an easier itinerary as noted above the 76ers will compete and the Raptors possess the best road record in the NBA, so no gimmes.
The loss to the Heat, in particular, highlighted many of the Jazz issues, and although Utah almost came back from a 26 point deficit they can’t afford to fall behind so early.
Bojan Bogdanovic was the player who got hot finishing with 26 points while Jordan Clarkson (25), Donovan Mitchell (22), and Gobert (14 points, 13 rebounds) were the other double-figure scorers.
The perimeter is the biggest issue as Utah ranks 27th in 3-point efficiency (32.1%) whereas they ranked fourth last season (38.9%).
Rudy Gay is still out dealing with a heel injury and has no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head
- The 76ers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
It’s hard to imagine the Jazz losing three in a row at Vivint Arena and they presumably will have a chip on their shoulder over the way they played Saturday. That said, I think the 76ers keep it closer than the nine-point spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers +9
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