New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz - 1/16/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (28-12) at New Orleans Pelicans (15-26)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Utah Jazz look for another win to build on their 10-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 109.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.2 points and 4.4 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won six straight road games.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 113.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25.1 points and 4.2 assists while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 5.9 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last six home games.
The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall. The over is 9-0 in Pelicans last 9 overall. The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings in New Orleans and 17-6 in the last 23 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans are playing their best basketball of the season and optimism is increasing by the day with the news of Zion making his NBA debut. There's a case to be made with the points here, but the Utah Jazz have been on an absolute tear these last couple of weeks, which includes covers in 13 of their last 16 games. It's just tough to bet against the Jazz in their current form. I'll lay the chalk with the Jazz, currently the hottest team in the league.