New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz - 10/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz - 10/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (1-1) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (2-0)

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5

TV: NBATV

The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA preseason action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Utah Jazz look for a bounce back performance after getting rocked by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tony Bradley is averaging 17.5 points and 10 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell is averaging 14 points and two assists. Jeff Green is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Ingles is dishing six assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won 11 of their last 12 preseason games.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a 3-0 preseason start after beating the Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 130 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 assists. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing two rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game.The New Orleans Pelicans have lost eight of their last 11 preseason games.

The over is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Pelicans last 7 games following a straight up win. The over is 5-1-1 in Pelicans last 7 Friday games. The Jazz are 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in New Orleans and 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in New Orleans.

The Utah Jazz didn't look good a couple of days ago against the Bucks, and now they're playing a hungry, young and confident New Orleans Pelicans team that's feeling itself a bit. The Pelicans are getting whatever they want offensively, Zion is looking good and the team is winning and getting a lot of national attention. While preseason results only go so far, the stock should be rising given what we've seen from the Pelicans through two games. Laying the bucket with New Orleans may be the best bet on Friday's card.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -2.5

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