In this battle between two squads sitting in and out of the playoff places of the West, the New Orleans Pelicans (29-37), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the Utah Jazz (36-26), who on the other hand have won their last 3 and want to continue on the winning ways.

Date/Time: 03-06-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5

Total: +230.5

New Orleans Pelicans have a 30-36 record (33-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in 12th place of the West. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Jazz with a 115-112 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Anthony Davis with 27.1 ppg, adding 4.1 dimes and a team high 12.4 boards per game. He is followed by Jrue Holiday with 21.3 ppg, 5 boards and a team high 7.8 dimes per game.

Utah Jazz have a 36-27 record (32-29-2 against the spread) so far this season and are currently sit in the 6th place of the West. In their last game they saw a four-game losing streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Pelicans with a 112-115 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 23.3 ppg, adding 4 boards and 4.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Rudy Gobert with 15.3 ppg and a team high 12.9 boards per game.

In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once on the road (Pelicans by 3 points and Jazz by 21). Pelicans have a 18-12 home record, while the Jazz are 15-15 on the road. Pelicans are better offensively, scoring 116 ppg to Jazz’s 110.2, while Jazz are better defensively, allowing 106.8 ppg to Pelicans’ 115. Pelicans have a better field goal percentage (47.8% to 46.1%) and both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (34.9% to 34.8%). Pelicans are better in boards grabbed (47.1 to 45.9), in dimes made (27 to 25.2) and in turnovers committed (14.2 to 14.8). Pelicans are coming in this game hot and while Vegas odds give the Jazz a -4.5 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the hosts in this one.

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 (-107)

 

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