Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz - 4/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (37-11) vs Orlando Magic (17-31)
Game Info: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -16 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.5 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 16 points and 3.4 rebounds while Wendall Carter Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 1.7 assists. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.7 points and 5.5 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.3 points and 2.1 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 27-12 ATS in their last 39 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 road games. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are a G League team and the Jazz have been winning and covering machines all season. You can understand this line being what it is and it's hard to turn down the Jazz, a team that's been printing money this season. However, the Jazz are on the end of a back to back, and while the Magic's roster is liquid garbage, they have covered five straight games. Oddsmakers are getting out of hand with these numbers. I'll take my chances with the Magic and the boatload of points.