Free NBA Pick: Jazz vs 76ers Lines
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(4-3) Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers (0-5)
Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Utah -101, Philadelphia -105
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 193.5
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The Utah Jazz are 4-3 to start this season, and while that may be underwhelming considering the high expectations placed upon this team, they’ve won three of their last four.
Even more important is that they’re getting healthy.
The Philadelphia 76ers are right where most people expected them to be at 0-5 but incredibly entertaining.
These two face off at 7:00 p.m. ET Monday.
Gordon Hayward made his season debut Sunday after missing the first four contests with a bum hand. His first game came against the New York Knicks and it was a 28-point showing en route to a 114-108 victory.
The problem with Hayward’s performance was that it came in inefficient fashion. He shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from the three-point line.
The Jazz are going to need him to clean that up as the year progresses, but against the Sixers, there won’t be much concern.
Against Philly, the goal will be what it always is against a bad team: Take care o the basketball. There’s no need to over-analyze this.
Containing Joel Embiid is crucial and stopping the role players from having big games is important, but Utah is a 7.5-point favorite for a reason.
A poor shooting night won’t be enough to swing this contest in Philadelphia’s favor, but turning the ball over and allowing the Sixers to score on easy opportunities will make this a closer game than it needs to be.
The Sixers are bad. Their 0-5 start to the season proves what we already knew, which is that wins are going to be few and far between for this young group — especially with prized No. 1 pick Ben Simmons sidelined until January.
But what’s also apparent is that the energy is there and the fanbase is supporting this team wholeheartedly.
The major reason? Look no further than Joel Embiid.
Embiid, who certainly has his flaws, has looked excellent in his “rookie” season.
He’s leading the team in points per game (18.5), rebounds per game (6.3), blocks (3.0) and personal efficiency rating (25.3), and while he’s still alergic to passing, he’s establishing himself as a cornerstone for the franchise.
Against Utah, look for Embiid to be the go-to scoring option once again, but expect the Sixers to utilize him in the mid-range.
Utah has a defensive stalwart in the paint in Rudy Gobert, which will be a huge test for the young center.
NBA Betting Trends:
- 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 76ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Jazz are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Jazz are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The Sixers haven’t been horrible against the spread in recent history, but that’s not a testament to their talent — it’s an indictment on oddsmakers for assuming the worst.
Entering Monday, however, 7.5 points in favor of Utah seems reasonable.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah ATS
Look for the Jazz to establish momentum early and take the drama out of this one well before the fourth quarter despite their low scoring average (94.0 points per game, 29th in the NBA).
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 101 – Philadelphia 93
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