Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers - 2/7/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (12-11) vs Utah Jazz (18-5)
Game Info: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz invade Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon.
The Utah Jazz have been on an absolute tear lately as they’ve won 15 of their past 16 games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after making light work of the Hornets in a 138-121 road win on Friday. Bojan Bogdanovic drained seven 3-pointers to lead the team with 31 points and five assists, Donovan Mitchell added 30 points on 10 of 18 shooting, Mike Conley scored 16 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 12 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. As a team, the Jazz shot a healthy 55 percent from the field and a sizzling 26 of 50 from the 3-point line as they took a 15-point lead at halftime, before pushing the lead out to as many as 25 points to make it a blowout in the second half.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in a bit of a rut lately as they’ve lost four of their past five games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling just short against the Pelicans in a 114-113 home loss on Friday. Justin Holiday led the team with 22 points and four assists, Jeremy Lamb added 17 points on five of six shooting while Malcolm Brogdon chipped in with 13 points and three assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 44 percent from the field and 20 of 42 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from an 18-point deficit, only to fall painfully short as Myles Turner missed the potential go-ahead basket with just 3.2 seconds remaining.
Looking at the betting trends, the Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team above .600 and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Jazz are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
Mike Conley has been ruled out for this one with right hamstring tightness which is a big loss for the Jazz who have been rolling through teams lately. The Pacers have their own injuries as they’re still TJ Warren and Caris LeVert and they haven’t been in great form over their pastfive games. This one could go either way, but I have to go with the more consistent and reliable Jazz to get the win and cover here.