Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers - 1/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (14-25) vs Utah Jazz (28-11)
Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers look to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 116 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.5 points and 5.1 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 19 points and 6.1 assists, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.4 points and 12 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The under is 5-0-1 in Jazz last 6 road games. The over is 10-4 in Pacers last 14 home games. The Jazz are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are on the end of a back to back and have their roster issues with Gobert and others out. I can understand why oddsmakers are down on the Jazz here. However, the Indiana Pacers are watching their season fall apart with six straight losses, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.4 points while shooting under 44 percent from the field. I can't back the Pacers in the favorite role against anybody. It's the Jazz or pass for me.
Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +4
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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