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2022 NBA Handicapping
(26-10) Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans (13-23)
Date: Monday, January 3rd, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -465 | Pelicans +375 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -9.5 / Pelicans +9.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
The Utah Jazz will be on the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 3rd.
The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from Smoothie King Center.
Utah started off as a 10.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 9.5. The total has gone from 223.5 to 228.
The Jazz has been a very impressive team this season. I really have liked what I have seen out of them so far.
This team has won three of their last four games. Consistency has been a trait associated with this club in the 2021-2022 season.
I feel as if these guys are one of the best teams in basketball. Based on how they play on a night in, night out basis, there are not many clubs that are better than them.
Of course, guys such as Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert get a lot of attention, but other people on this roster have also stepped up. A few names that come to mind that fit that category are Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley.
Utah last played on Saturday, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors by a score of 123-116. That matchup could be a potential playoff preview.
The offense was not the main issue for this crew in the loss to Golden State. With that said, the defense did not play at a high enough level to win the ball game.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have had a pretty rough season so far. Unless they get much better as the year goes on, I do not feel it will a successful season for them.
New Orleans has a record of 13-23, which puts them in 14th place in the Western Conference. The only team that is below the are the Houston Rockets. In all likelihood, the Pels will stay toward the basement for the whole year.
Obviously, a major loss for this team has been Zion Williamson. Even with him on the court, though, I am not sure how much better they would be. Regardless, it will be a good sign for them when he gets back on the court and can play consistently.
This club lost to the Milwaukee Bucks on January 1st by a score of 136-113. That kind of loss should really not surprise anyone because they are nowhere near the level of the defending champs.
The defense was absolutely terrible for these guys in their last game. I get that you are going against a very good offense, but you cannot expect to win that many games when you allow almost 140 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The total has gone over in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games.
- The Jazz is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
- The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
- The Pelicans are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games played in January.
Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Analysis:
After a tough loss to the Warriors in their last outing, Utah needs to re-group and get back to their winning ways on Monday.
There are really no excuses for a team like the Jazz to drop to a team such as the Pelicans. It would be a pretty bad look if it happened.
After getting torched on Saturday, I expect the defense for the Jazz to be much better on Monday night. They know the level of effort they gave on that said of the ball was unacceptable against Golden State.
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This is a perfect chance for the Jazz to get back on track and I think they will do just that when they face off with New Orleans.
In this game, I just feel that the offense for Utah will be too explosive for the Pelicans to handle. When things are all said and done, I do not feel this will be all that close of a game.
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