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2021 NBA Handicapping
(17-7) Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers (14-11)
Date: Thursday, December 9th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz | 76ers -2000 (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -2.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Thursday, December 9th, finds the Utah Jazz facing the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time this season. In the initial meeting on November 16th, the Jazz won 120-85 in one of the games Joel Embiid was out due to COVID-19.
Both teams are playing the second game of a back-to-back set with the Jazz pounding the Timberwolves 136-104 for their fifth consecutive win while 76ers played the Hornets for the second straight game (and 16th in a row) defeating them 110-106 on Wednesday.
Last season, the teams played twice with each team winning on their home court. The Jazz holds the all-time record having bested the 76ers in 57 of their 104 matches
Of the two teams, the Jazz arrives with their core much more rested since the blowout versus the Pelicans allowed Quin Snyder to manage his core player’s minutes.
After a closer first half, the Jazz pulled away via a 36-22 third quarter and punctuated the win with a 41-23 final frame. Utah has been lighting it up from the perimeter and wasn’t shy in Minnesota attempting 54 long balls connecting on 25 (46.3%).
For the fourth straight game, Donovan Mitchell hit the 30 point mark scoring 36 points connecting on five of his 12 perimeter attempts. Jordan Clarkson exemplified the perimeter onslaught scoring all 18 of his points from deep.
Rudy Gobert registered a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds plus a block. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points plus five rebounds and hit four of his nine 3-pointers.
Joe Ingles scored 11 as the other double-figure scorer also connecting from deep (2 of 2). Utah attempts the most 3-point shots in the association (42.8) and ranks fourth in efficiency (37.4%).
During the five-game winning streak, the Jazz are taking 46.8 deep balls and connecting on a ridiculously efficient 47.4 percent both tops in the association.
The Jazz are relatively healthy with Hassan Whiteside missing his second game with a gluteus injury and questionable for Thursday while Udoka Azubuike (ankle) is out indefinitely.
The Sixers return to Philly having registered a 3-1 successful road trip with the only flaw a close one-point loss to the Celtics. Joel Embiid had some up and down games after returning from COVID-19 but has looked much more comfortable on this trip.
The big man followed up Monday’s 43 points 15 rebounds double-double performance versus Charlotte with 32 points, eight rebounds, four rebounds, and a steal.
Almost half of his points came at the charity stripe (15 of 19) while the Hornets as a team took only 21 free throws. Seth Curry 23 points adding eight assists, four rebounds, and a steal.
Tobias Harris is also regaining his conditioning after his own bout with COVID provided 18 points on 7 of 13 from the field and added six rebounds. Although none of the 76ers reserves scored in double-figures they outscored the Hornets bench 25 to 13.
The 76ers are closer to full health although Ben Simmons (suspension) remains away from the team and Grant Riller (shoulder) remains out with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- The 76ers are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The 76ers rank 21st in perimeter defense so will need to brush up on that area of the court if they intend to stop the Jazz who are literally on fire from behind the arc during this winning streak.
The key matchup will be Gobert trying to limit Embiid. The Jazz converts 50 percent of the time ATS on the road while the 76ers struggle at home converting only 30 percent of the time ATS.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz -2.5
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