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(43-27) Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers (35-33)
Date: Monday March 20
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: -2.5 Jazz
NBA Betting Total: 192
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The Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers are set to meet Monday night in a matchup between two teams in playoff positions in their respective conferences. The Jazz currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference, while the Pacers currently own the sixth seed.
The is the second meeting between these two teams this season, with the Jazz winning the first matchup back in January.
The Jazz are currently at the end of a four game Midwest road trip in which they’ve gone 1-2 coming into Monday’s game against the Pacers. In addition, the Jazz have won six of their last 10 games.
The Jazz are a deep team built around their defense, employing tall, long players known for their defensive prowess. The anchor of their defense is big man Rudy Gobert, the league leader in blocked shots and also top five in the league in rebounds.
As a result of their infrastructure revolving around defense, the Jazz lead the league in points allowed, giving up just over 96 points per game.
While the Jazz excel defensively, they certainly have their weaknesses offensively. The Jazz are a plodding team on offense, system oriented, that focuses on finding open shots in the half court.
They have one of the slowest paces in the league and their points per game averages bear that out, averaging just 100 points per game, one of the three worst teams in the league.
The Pacers are a team that has failed to meet expectations this season despite still being in the playoff picture. They made an aggressive trade in the offseason, moving point guard George Hill to the Jazz and acquiring a more offensive oriented Jeff Teague in return, by way of the Atlanta Hawks.
It’s possible that the Pacers simply expected too much too early from their team. Myles Turner, a stretch center, that excels defending the paint while also providing offensive versatility, may be too young to have an impact.
He continues to be a positive player and has made improvements across the board on both sides of the ball. He hasn’t made the leap however that the Pacers expected in a season where they figured to be a top four seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Pacers are about league average both offensively and defensively, scoring around 105 points per game and giving up just over 104 points per game this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Indiana is 3-11 ATS in the second game of a back to back
- Indiana has a -9 net rating in the second game of a back to back
- Indiana is 2-5 ATS when on zero days rest when their opponent has one day of rest
Free Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Despite being at home, this is Indiana’s second game in a back to back and just came off the road in Toronto. Utah is the better team, rested and playing against a road wear Pacers team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz -2.5
Utah should win this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 94 – Indiana 90
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