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2021 NBA Handicapping
(18-9) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz (22-5)
Date: Monday, February 15th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers +220 | Jazz -260
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
On Monday, February 15th the top teams in each Conference meet as the Philadelphia 76ers travel to face hosts the Utah Jazz for the first this season.
The clubs haven’t played in over a year as they last met in December 2019. The 76ers own the best record in the Eastern Conference while the Jazz possess the best record in the Western Conference and the league.
The Jazz holds the all-time record between the squads with 55 victories in 101 meetings. Last season these clubs met twice with each team winning one contest.
The current four-game road trip for the 76ers hasn’t produced the results desired. Philly got off to a good start by defeating the Kings but lost consecutive games to the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns.
Tonight they face the Jazz to wrap up the trip and will be hardpressed facing the best team in the association on their home court in the thin air of Utah.
Although there aren’t fans in most arenas (or few in the ones who do have fans attending) the 76ers are emulating their habits from last season in terms of road and home games. They are .500 on the road with a 7-7 record while they are 11-2 at home.
In the most recent game versus the Suns, Joel Embiid did his part scoring 35 points. Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris each registered 18 points while Danny Green and Seth Curry each chipped in 10 points.
The issue tied directly to the offensive struggles of the 76ers bench who scored a cumulative 20 points. Comparatively, the Suns’ bench scored 49 points.
Although Embiid played Saturday he’s listed as questionable for Monday due to ongoing back spasms.
Shake Milton is nursing an ankle injury that kept him out Saturday and is likely to also keep him immobile on Monday.
It was a big week for the Jazz who extended their win streak to seven with impressive wins over the Celtics, Bucks, and Heat.
The more the Jazz win and continue to take down top-level clubs with seeming ease the more the spotlight grows on this team.
The question will be whether they can sustain this effort the entire season or if they are destined to be a club that emulates the Bucks — plays great in season and exits the playoffs earlier than projected.
Of course, much of that will depend on star Donovan Mitchell and defensive specialist Rudy Gobert. In the defeat of the Heat on Saturday, the duo led the way for Utah. Mitchell scored 26 points while Gobert registered a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Conley (hamstring) has missed the last four games and is likely out again Monday. Elijah Hughes (ankle) is listed as day-to-day on the injury report.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 meetings.
- The 76ers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings
- The teams are 3-7 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
While Gobert is incredible with bigs, Embiid isn’t the typical big man and should give Rudy all he can handle.
This match will provide a great test for the 76ers who’ll face a team with a similar mindset of two-way ball and boast two stars who dominate play.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers +6.5
I think Embiid feasts, Philly keeps it closer than 6.5 points but the Jazz gets the win and the score is under.
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