Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz - 1/13/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
Utah Jazz (21-23) vs Orlando Magic (16-26)
Game Info: Friday, January 13, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -5 -- Over/Under: 232 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Orlando Magic have lost 5 of their last 8 games. The Utah Jazz have lost 7 of their last 9 games.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.4 points and 3.9 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 24.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is dishing 1.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Jazz are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 Friday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 13-3 in Magic last 16 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 overall. The Magic are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Both teams are dealing with a lot of injuries, but there's no question the Utah Jazz are the better side, and they need games like this if they're going to keep pushing for a surprise playoff spot. The Orlando Magic have been covering machines lately, but they're no strangers to blowout losses, and they lose on the road by an average of 6 points. We're just under that number here. Give me the Jazz.
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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -5
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